Countdown to Sooner Soccer: 29 Days

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JULY 26, 2013

COUNTDOWN to 2013: 29 Days
Rachel Ressler

The countdown to the 2013 soccer season continues today, with only 29 days left until the Sooners open the year on the road at Tennessee on August 23. The full schedule is available on the soccer page at

With the 2013 season fast approaching, will highlight each of the players on the 2013 squad. Each post will help fans get to know the Sooners better before watching them on the field this fall.

The sixth edition of the Countdown features defender Rachel Ressler of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lisa Robinson.

1. Nickname ... Just Rachel.

2. Biggest Compliment given ... "What race are you?"

3. Biggest influence on your life ... My mother. She always knows what's best for me and knows what to say when I'm in need. She wants nothing but the best for me...she's my best friend!

4. Strengths ... Speed, reading the game, math.

5. Weaknesses
... Baseball players :)

6. Favorite Candy ... Mambas or Starburst

7. Dream Holiday ... Europe

8. Do you have any heroes?

My mom.

9. Do you have any hobbies, if so, please list them ...
Soccer--all day, every day!

10. Name three people (famous, relatives, friends) you would invite to dinner?
Lionel Messi, Tatum Heeres (friend), Ryan Gosling

11. What is the last song downloaded on your IPod?
You mean my CD player?

12. Favorite Movie ..."A Walk to Remember"

13. Favorite TV show ... Grey's Anatomy and Duck Dynasty

14. Tell us something that we don't know about you?
I'm deathly afraid of bees because I may or may not be allergic to them.

15. Describe yourself in five words ... Determined, inspired, humorous, thoughtful, ambitious.

16. In five years, I will be ... Ressler, Rachel Ressler.



Countdown to 2013 Archive

2013 Soccer Season Tickets
Season tickets for this fall are now available to the public on! CLICK HERE for more information on how to join the Sooners this season at John Crain Field.

Rachel Ressler Bio Brief
Ressler helped lead Desert Vista H.S. to a pair of state playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012. She was an All-State selection and was also named Offensive MVP in 2011 and 2012. A Top Drawer Soccer three star recruit, Ressler has participated in ECNL Professional Development Program Training.

Soccer 101 with Rachel
What teams do you support?

Barcelona, OU women's soccer

I play a bit like...
Jemma Cota

Who is the biggest joker on the team?
Coach Buddy

What is your best highlight moment? Your dream highlight moment?
I want to win a Big 12 Championship!




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