|If You Only Knew ... 14th Edition
The Sooners closed out the spring schedule on April 28 with a 0-0 tie at SMU. OU opened the offseason on March 30 with a 3-0 win over Oral Roberts at home and followed it up with a 1-1 tie at Tulsa on April 14 and a 2-0 win over Arkansas on April 21.
In preparation for the fall slate, SoonerSports.com will highlight each of the players on the 2012 squad.
Some of the questions and answers will be soccer related, while others will help fans get to know the Sooners better.
The 14th edition takes a look at junior forward Bailey Boulware. Read more about her soccer career on the right and get to know her better below:
1. Nickname ... Bay.
2. Biggest compliment given ... I'm a loyal friend, and I make people laugh.
3. Biggest Influence on your life and why ... My mom: my mom has always been a big influence in my life because whenever it gets hard or something is not right at the moment she always knows what to say to help me get my mindset right again, she supports everything I do( even though that's what moms are supposed to do) but it means a lot to me to know she is always right there. My other hero is a soccer player.. Tobin Heath: she is so good. She plays for the USA womens national team. She doesn't start but she comes off the bench sometimes and she just embraces her role she has and makes the best of it and I admire that. She is very technical and just sees the game and I hope in the next couple years I can get close to how technical she is.
4. Strengths ... Loyalty and light hearted
5. Weaknesses ... Not speaking my mind sometimes when I need to. In soccer, ball watching sometimes
6. Favorite Candy ... LOVE candy.. Maybe to much. Twizzlers, Andy's mints, kit kat, sour straws, sweet tarts, tootsie roll suckers, tootsie rolls, Hersey bar, frozen snickers, anything with Carmel in it, skittles, sour skittles, starburst, twix, milky way, m&ms ( all kinds) gummy bears,laffy taffy, air heads, chocolate covered gummy bears ...let's just say I have a problem/sweet tooth ;)
7. Dream vacation ... Anywhere with friends and family but I would really like to be out of the country.
8. Do you have any heroes?My hero is probably my dad. He is the one that pushes me everyday. I know he wants everything for me. He also played a college sport and knows what I go through and he helps through it when I need it. But he also let's me go on my own to figure things out. I look up to him more than he probably knows. He is my hero.
9. Do you have any hobbies, if so, please list them ... Well, what my hobbies are depends on if we are in season or not. But they are fishing, riding four wheelers, biking, reading, basketball, golf, sleeping and studying.
10. Name three people (famous, relatives, friends) you would invite to dinner? Chelsea Handler, Sophia Bush, Justin Bieber.
11. Who is the biggest joker on the team ... Samantha Howell.
12. Favorite Movie ... Colombiana with Zoe Saldana or Bridesmaids, that movie never gets old.
13. Favorite TV show ... Tough one. Probably a tie between One Tree Hill and and Law and Order.
14. Tell us something that we don't know about you?I'm secretly a clean freak.
15. Describe yourself in five words ... Laughter( I laugh a lot), rational, fun, loyal and positive.
16. In five years, I will be ... Hopefully in five years I will still be playing soccer. Or be a nurse and travel and work with babies in the ICU.
Bailey Boulware Bio Brief:
Boulware has played in 34 games during her first two years as a Sooner and made her first start in 2011 against Oral Roberts. She also started in the win at Arizona. Boulware recorded seven shots and played in all 19 games a season ago. As a true freshman, she recorded first career assist and first career goal against Francis Marion.
The Mustang, Okla., native starred at Mustang High School where she tallied 63 goals and 26 assists in 55 career games. She capped off her prep career by scoring 23 goals and nine assists in 16 games and was named all-state and the All-City Offensive Player of the Year for her efforts. Boulware helped lead Mustang to two district titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Team advanced to state semifinals in 2008 and 2010 and to the quarterfinal round in 2007 and 2009.
Some Sport Related Questions
1. What team(s) do you support?
All OU teams... Boomer Sooner! The Thunder, Green Bay Packers, Tampa bay Lighting, USA women's national team.... GO USA!!!! The whole WPS ( women's professional soccer) but my favorite team might be the Boston Breakers or New York Flash.
2. I play a bit like (example of a player) ...I don't know who I play like, but there are two people that I hope or want to play like ... Lauren Cheney and Tobin Heath
3. What is your best highlight moment? Your dream highlight moment?
Most would think it was my first goal but it's not. It was just a preseason game against Arkansas and we went into overtime. They whole game was good and we continued to move the ball well and it was just combination play with myself and two other players. I shot one by the eighteen and it went in and we won!
If You Only Knew Archive:
1st Edition - Katharine Nutman
2nd Edition - Carley Yates
3rd Edition - Kali Fournier
4th Edition - Carrie Whigham
5th Edition - Hannah Gordon
6th Edition - Samantha Howell
7th Edition - Kelly Price
8th Edition - Caitlin Mooney
9th Edition - Alison Farrell
10th Edition - Abby Hodgen
11th Edition - Brianna Turang
12th Edition - Amy Petrikin
13th Edition - Annalisa Hall