OU senior midfielder Samantha Faulkner will script her own online journal at SoonerSports.com for the 2004 season. Faulkner will share her experiences with Sooner fans as she captains the OU soccer team.
Journal No. 2 - Sept. 9, 2004
Faulkner and the Sooners are coming off a weekend that resulted in back-to-back victories over TCU and Arkansas. The Arkansas contest was the first road game of many for OU, it will play eight of its next nine away from John Crain Field.
This is the second installment of her online journal and this week the senior answers questions from all of the fans that logged in last week. Submit your own questions to Samantha by clicking the link at the end of this journal entry.
Who is the funniest person on the team and what does she do that is so funny?
Connie from Norman, Okla.
It would be a tie between Savannah Scott and Lauren MacIver. They are both the goofiest people I know. They can turn any situation into a positive one, no matter what it is. They can do lots of different voices and impressions and anytime you’re having a down day they are always willing to make people laugh and smile.
Do you think your hike out to the Grand Canyon helped your training for the coming soccer season?
Nat Butler from Boston, Mass.
I was hoping it would. I really thought it was going to be some hidden fitness regime. It was a long hike, around nine miles straight up and 7,000 ft in the air. I hiked with my brother so I stayed at a slower pace for him. When I got nervous that the hike was not enough of a workout, I would do a couple of 10 minute jogs to work on my fitness. Ultimately, the hike didn’t provide much training for what we have to do for soccer
Who is your idol?
Josh from Lakeland, Fla.
I’d have to say my dad. He’s been through so much in life and he shares a lot of his experiences with me. My dad has overcome a lot of things and I hope that I can be as strong as he is emotionally.
In Big 12 play, what team do you look forward to playing the most and why?
Janet from Dallas, Texas
I would have to say Texas and Texas A&M are the Big 12 teams I look forward to playing the most. That weekend (Oct. 1 and 3) is going to be very intense when we play them this season. Those are the two top teams in our conference. We beat Texas last year and that was a huge victory for our program. It was such an awesome feeling and I’d love to do it again this year.
Is there any reasoning behind wearing No. 27? Did you wear that number in high school and the Naval Academy?
- Patrick from Tulsa, Okla.
Whenever I transferred to OU I was a walk-on so I really didn’t have a choice because I was stuck at the end of the roster. As I started to work my way up and into the lineup I decided to keep it. So I made it my signature number because no one else really has a high number like that. I like the No. 27 because it is different.
Thank you for sending in all those great questions, don't forget to keep submitting more of them for me to answer in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for all your support at the past couple of home games and I hope to see you all again for our next one against Missouri (Sept. 24).
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