Prep: Played for the Madison 56ers WPSL team earlier this summer and competed for the Tampa Bay United Premier U18 team as a senior after spending her junior season at IMG Academy ... ranked 11th-best girls soccer player in the Midwest by Top Drawer Soccer ... member of the Florida State Cup Championship team during her senior year while also competing at the Southern Regional Championships ... earned the IMG Offensive Player of the Year award her junior year ... stints with the Wisconsin Olympic Development Program from 2007-10 and the Region 2 Team from 2010-11 ... played with FC Milwaukee in the ECNL from 2005-10, winning two Wisconsin state championships ... appeared twice in the Region 2 Championship, qualifying for the regional semifinals in 2011 ... competed with FC Milwaukee during her sophomore season after spending her freshman campaign at Brookfield East as the lone freshman on a team that made it to the sectional semifinals.
Personal: Born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... parents are Jeff and Jean ... has an older sister, Ali, who attends the UW and one younger brother, Andre ... enjoys traveling, French, dancing and running ... graduated from high school a semester early after appearing on the honor roll all four years ... plans to major in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications.
Wangard's Career Statistics
Off the Field with Marta Wangard
Spot on campus: State Street
Cartoon Character: Simba from Lion King
Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
TV Show: White Collar
Book: Murder on Orient Express
Car: Red BMW X1
Soccer Player: Marcelo Carrera
Sports team: Real Madrid
First started soccer (age and/or grade): age 4
Most memorable soccer game: U18 Florida State Cup championship game
My favorite thing about Wisconsin soccer is: The pride in being a badger, the shopping, and the lake!
Before each match, I: French braid my hair
Best UW road trip: UW-Milwaukee, we won in overtime and I got to see one of my best friends on the team!
One word that describes the team: Crazy, but fun!
My teammates say I am: talkative
Favorite thing to do off the field with my teammates is: Get sushi and starbucks runs
This summer, I: Lived in Florida and played soccer
The funniest player on the team: Kinley McNicoll or Kodee Williams
The best-dressed player: Courtney McHugh
The sloppiest: Lindsey Holmes
The best thing about Madison is: Football game days!
Fantasy job/career: To be a HR rep for a large corporation, or to be able to go into the sports management career
My most prized possession is/are: My gold cross chain
I can't live without: Floss and chocolate
My secret addiction is: Flossing my teeth, online shopping, and chocolate
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I can make awesome pizzas from scratch
The community service activity or group I most like: Tri-Ing for Children's Charity.. My mom is the founder of it!
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: SNL
The best sporting event you ever attended was: The Rose Bowl in January!
You won't catch me eating: Fast Food
Nobody knows how much I love to: cook!
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: PhotoBooth
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Chicago
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Italy
A non-athletic talent I have is: I play clarinet
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Be certified in scuba diving
If I had a million dollars: I would invest it
If you could have any talent: Downhill ski
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Spend 3 weeks someplace in the mountains with Outward Bound
Post-college plans: Grad school
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Mind read
My dream date would be: Going to an apple orchard, or going boating for a day!
I am most thankful for: my family and friends
My favorite websites are: Wanelo! It's like pinterest but you can actually buy things on the spot!
If I could change one soccer rule, it would be: offsides
My favorite quote or motto is: Que sera, sera (Whatever will be, will be)