The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 9th student-athlete selected this year is women's soccer player Patricia Garrett.
Patricia had a great week for the WildCats. In the win over Eastern Mennonite, she factored in all three Randolph goals. She assisted on the first with a great pass to Sam Hablas, and then Patricia scored the game-winner with a blast from the top of the box. Finally, she fed Courtney Collier who finished for the 3-1 win. For her efforts she was named to the ODAC Honor Roll, and the WildCats qualified for the ODAC tournament.
You scored a goal and assisted on the other two to help the WildCats get in the tournament, how does that momentum help you with the game tomorrow?
Getting the win this past Saturday against EMU, has definitely raised our momentum in preparation for tomorrow's game. We have been practicing really hard this season and within the past couple of practices to prepare for the position we are sitting in. Within the game on Saturday, we not only played for our seniors, but we played for each other. Before each half we huddle up together and we talk about our goals and it's mostly play hard, have fun and play for each other and then we cheer family...that itself brings out the momentum to play for each other and get the goal which is to do more than make the tournament. We will just have to play how we know how to play tomorrow and do our best to bring home the win! Go RCWS!!
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
My favorite things about Randolph are the small community atmosphere, small class sizes, how everyone knows each other and how beautiful the view is over looking the stadium.
How has being a student-athlete affected you?
Being a student athlete has taught me how to have time management, importance of holding the high expectations of going to class, and being the role model for younger athletes who look up to us collegiate athletes, and sleep management.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College women's soccer?
My favorite thing of being apart of the RCWS family is how fast I was able to transition within this team and how supporting and accepting the team was with my transition from Sweet Briar. It truly shows what being a family is all about.