Tribe Club
20 Questions with Stephanie Steinweg
Updated: Friday 08/29/2011 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
I absolutely loved the family atmosphere that our team portrayed from the first second that I set foot on campus. Everyone on the team immediately made me feel like I was a part of the family.

Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
I felt the most Tribe Pride when our Men's soccer team won in the Second Round of the NCAA tournament on Albert-Daly Field. The whole student section was overflowing with excitement and belief in the Tribe as all of the fans flooded the field after the game.

Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
I like to put on my ipod to listen to Lecrae as I put on my uniform, do my hair, and put on my turfs, because they are the most comfortable. I mentally visualize our team executing our plays successfully. Then, I take off my ipod and dance/sing with the team to loosen up and get ready to play.

Q: Do you belong to any other clubs, groups, or organizations?
I am involved in Tribe Fellowship and attend an athlete Bible Study. I also volunteer at Lackey Free Medical Clinic in Yorktown.

Q: What are some community activities you or your team have done?
Our team volunteered to work at a local Triathelon this past fall. We were there at 4:45am and cheered on the athletes as they raced.

Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
My declared major is Neuroscience because it is a mix of many different science classes and I like to learn about the brain.

Q: Describe your dream job:
My dream job would be to fight diseases, snakebites, and other tropical illnesses in the Amazon rainforest while struggling for survival.

Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
I would play soccer because I have played soccer since I was three years old and all through high school, and absolutely love its fast-paced nature and the built-in running.

Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
I love laxmas festivities because I love the gift exchange, dance floor, and holiday cheer.

Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
I think that Brett Hayes will have the most interesting job in 10 years from now because of her expertise in History, she may become an American History reenactor. Her unique ability to get along with everyone around her and her extensive historical knowledge will allow her to make reenactment scenes vividly realistic.

Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
The Sloth from Ice Age because of his personality and looks.

Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
Isaiah 40:30-31

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
Asian Cuisine...especially lo mein because I love the noodles.

Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
My favorite place that I have traveled was Cadiz, Spain because the people were super friendly and the beaches were beautiful.

Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Justin Bieber because I find his life story inspirational.

Q: Most addicting television show?
The Office.    

Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I like to write letters to my brother to encourage him while I'm away at school to hopefully change his world for the better.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I like accessorizing with non-prescription reading glasses on the night before a test to mentally prepare for it.

Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Earthquake 8/23/11!!

Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
I have always wanted to run a marathon because my parents and sister have run marathons, and I want to get on their level.

Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
Socializing with random strangers.

Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
TaeLaxington (Taelor Salmon).

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
When people are texting while you're trying to tell a story and they're not really paying attention.

Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Rollercoasters because I hate when my stomach drops as I'm free falling downward.

Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
My family moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I've had to adjust to many different scenarios, people, and schools. When I moved back to Maryland from Wisconsin in 7th grade, I couldn't catch and throw in lacrosse, and all of the girls at lacrosse camp used to make fun of me. So, while crying, I would let out my frustrations on the brick wall in front of my house, playing wall-ball alone for hours, in hopes that I'd improve. Sure enough, I was able to make the team in high school and play alongside those same girls who said I'd never be good enough. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't achieve something, just let it motivate you to achieve that thing.











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