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Women’s soccer tied  Vassar College 1-1 on Saturday, Oct. 20, during which senior defender Kristina Diaz, a native of Hackettstown, N.J., scored her first collegiate goal. Aside from this accomplishment, Diaz has been a stalwart presence in UR’s defense during her four years at UR. Her point against Vassar, which came at the 85th minute, tied the game, which finished in a draw. This was an impressive result for UR, considering their 3-10 record compared to Vassar’s 9-6.

What is your major?
I created my own major through the interdepartmental program.  It’s called “marketing and society”. It incorporates marketing business classes with psychology courses.

When did you start playing soccer?
I started playing when I was five years old. My dad taught me when I was little. He is from Argentina so it was ingrained in me that I would always play soccer. I have been playing competitively on travel teams since I was 11 years old.

What is your favorite part of the sport?
I like the team aspect of it, the camaraderie with the team along with the competition with other teams.

Do you have a mentor?
My dad, because he was my coach when I was little. He basically taught me everything I know and still supports me at all my games.

What’s your favorite thing about UR?
I like the culture. I like the academic aspect of it because it drives you and is competitive.

What is your favorite thing to do off campus?
I like visiting the local parks. There are a lot of rural parks that I like to go see and walk around.

 
What advice would you give to freshmen?
Utilize everything that you can. Reach out to everything that you’re interested in, such as clubs or extracurricular activities. Get involved in different organizations, because your college experience goes beyond the classroom.

 

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I’m looking for a job in New York City, or in a different city on the east coast.

 
Davis is a member of the class of 2016.



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