Countdown to Sooner Soccer: 17 Days

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 06, 2013

COUNTDOWN to 2013: 17 Days
Elise Romano

The countdown to the 2013 soccer season continues today, with only 17 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 seventh edition of the Countdown features midfielder Elise Romano of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Madison Saliba.

1. Nickname ... Lise

2. Biggest Compliment given ... While playing against a Brazilian team, I was told by their coach that I play like a Brazilian.

3. Biggest influence on your life ... My parents, because they have been so supportive toward anything I do.

4. Strengths ... Technical ability and knowledge of the game.

5. Weaknesses
... Sometimes I try to do too much.

6. Favorite Candy ... Twix

7. Do you have any heroes?

My grandmothers.

8. Do you have any hobbies, if so, please list them ...
Skiing and photography.

9. Name three people (famous, relatives, friends) you would invite to dinner?
Julian Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Mario Gotze

10. What is the last song downloaded on your IPod?
"Atlas Hands," Benjamin Francis Leftwich

11. Favorite Movie ..."October Sky" or "Miracle"

12. Favorite TV show ... How I Met Your Mother

13. Tell us something that we don't know about you?
If I didn't play soccer I would like to be a freestyle skier.

14. Describe yourself in five words ... Precocious, determined, optimistic, lighthearted, friendly

15. In five years, I will be ... hopefully playing soccer in Spain.


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.

Elise Romano Bio Brief
A transfer from Colorado, Romano was a two-time all-conference and all-county selection for Ridge H.S. She led Ridge to three conference championships and a pair of state finals appearances. In addition, Romano was a member of the New Jersey Olympic Development Program for five years, helping her team earn the ODP National Championship in 2010.

Soccer 101 with Madison
What teams do you support?

FC Barcelona

I play a bit like...
Xavi and Mesut Ozil

Biggest joker on the team?
Kathryn Watson

What is your best highlight moment? Your dream highlight moment?
Going to Brazil to play soccer with Region I ODP.





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