UR Women’s Field Hockey has gotten off to a stellar 4–0 start for the sixth year in a row. A 4–1 win in their home opener against Ithaca marked the ‘Jacket’s twelfth straight win at home, continuing their dominance at Fauver Stadium. In the midst of this hot stretch, senior attacker Callie Fisher led with six points this season, including a game-winning goal against St. Mary’s in OT last Sunday.
How did it feel to score the game-winning goal in overtime against St. Mary’s this past Sunday?
Scoring the overtime goal was a huge relief! Our whole forward line was marked tightly throughout the game, so our scoring opportunities were rather limited. It was a long weekend of games—I think everyone was relieved we could return to Rochester 4–0.
You have six points in only three games this season. What has enabled you to get off to such a hot start?
This year, I battled back from a knee injury and, luckily, got cleared right before season started. This has been a huge motivating factor for me, especially when I think about how 2016 is my last season. I want to work as hard as I can for myself and the team, and, as a result, I have developed an “it’s all or nothing” mentality.
The team has gotten off to a 4–0 start. What has allowed the team to play so well and win these close games?
The depth on our team this season is unparalleled by previous seasons. We have a strong freshman class that has contributed a lot, as well as many strong and skilled returners. With all of the skill on our team, it has allowed us to constantly sub in fresh legs, which gives us a big advantage against our competitors.
Who or what is your biggest motivation for playing field hockey or, overall, reaching for success in your academic career?
My team and coach motivate me to work hard and strive for success on the field. In a way, field hockey motivates my desire to succeed academically and elsewhere. It has shown me that hard work translates to success. Every minute of practice shows itself on the field. Academics are very similar […] in that, the time you put in studying and taking notes directly affects how successful you are on a paper or exam.
Would you rather compete in a fashion show against Kanye, or have to break up with Drake?
Hmm, that’s a tough one… I don’t particularly like Drake as it is, but I’d rather compete with Kanye at a fashion show. I think I could give him a run for his money.