Nov. 6, 2007
The UMass Media Relations department had time to sit down with senior midfielder Christina Nunes. She took some time out of her busy schedule to look back at her four years with the Minutewomen.
UMass: Looking back at your career at UMass, what is your favorite memory?
Christina Nunes: Beating UConn.
UM: If you could change one thing from your time here, what would it be?
CN: Not getting hurt this year.
UM: Could you talk about your goal this season against Vermont? What did it mean to you to get that goal as a senior?
CN: It was one of my first games back from my first knee injury, so it was a real confidence booster. It was great to finish off of one of Jenny's corner kicks. Finishing off corners is something that our team has always lacked since I've been here, so it was nice to finally put one away for her.
UM: What is your major? Do you have any career goals?
CN: Legal studies major picking up a sociology minor. I plan on attending grad school next year for school counseling. I also hope, one day to become a coach. I would love to coach at the college level.
UM: How do you spend your spare time?
CN: I like to just relax and hang out with some friends.
UM: What made you want to play soccer?
CN: It was a family thing. My dad and uncles all played and I really looked up to my older cousins who also both played. I pretty much wanted to be exactly like my older cousins, so I started to play.
UM: Especially being from Connecticut, can you talk about the feeling beating UConn last season?
CN: It was my favorite moment here at UMass. I have a lot of friends from home who attend UConn and I know a couple of the players. No one thought we could do it, especially after dropping 4-0 the year before to them on their turf. It was nice to go back home to my friends with pride.
UM: What is the best advice you have for a prospective Division I student-athlete?
CN: Make use of every minute you step onto the field because it's amazing how quickly your four years fly by.
UM: Do you have any pregame rituals?
CN: I put my left shin guard and sock on first. Right before the start of the game, I have a couple handshakes with some teammates on the field.
UM: Ten years down the road, where do you see yourself?
CN: Counseling and coaching somewhere back in Connecticut.