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Gianna's Blog: Local Player Q&A
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/02/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 2, 2010

Hello Lobo fans!!

This week I would like to give a shout out to a young fan from the AYSO East Mountain Star: Jessie. Jessie and her team often help us out shagging balls on game days. Unfortunately, she has been spending her time at UNM hospital for tests. Her mom, Kim, allowed Liz Lambert, Jael Fanning, assistant coach Shannon Cross and myself to come visit. We had a great time hanging out and look forward to having her out at a game soon.

As we prepare to take on in state rivals New Mexico State on Friday, I thought we could spend some time with three of our local players; Junior captain Jael Fanning, sophomore forward Natalie Jenks, and sophomore midfielder Rachel Montoya. Hope you all enjoy learning a little more about us!

Jael Fanning, Junior, Midfielder, Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)

Full name: Dacy Jael Fanning
Nickname: J
Which player on the team would make a good coach and why? Roxie McFarland because she's demanding and knows how to explain and instruct players
Who is the funniest player on the team? Rachel Fields
First word that comes to your mind when you hear these names:
Jennifer Williams? Baby (Jenn's nickname)
Kelli Cornell? Awesome
Roxie McFarland? Red hair
What did you eat for breakfast? Banana and yogurt
Favorite movie? Wedding crashers
Favorite thing about New Mexico? The sunsets
Do you have any pregame rituals? I usually pick a Bible verse and listen to some music
If you could play any other sport in college what would it be? Track- 400 meters
What's the first thing you notice when you step out on the field? The formation of the opposition
Who's going to win the MWC championship? LOBOS

Natalie Jenks, Sophomore, Forward, Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)

Full name: Natalie Rae Jenks
Nickname: Natty
Which player on the team would make a good coach and why? Roxie McFarland. She's driven and she understands the components of the game and is passionate about soccer.
Who is the funniest player on the team? Rachel Fields
First word that comes to your mind when you hear these names:
Jennifer Williams? Baby
Kelli Cornell? Swollen calf
Roxie McFarland? Curly hair
What did you eat for breakfast? Granola cereal
Favorite movie? Avatar
Favorite thing about New Mexico? Variation's in the environment; rivers, mountains, etc
Do you have any pregame rituals? I don't have any
If you could play any other sport in college what would it be? Track or Tennis
What's the first thing you notice when you step out on the field? The weather
Who's going to win the MWC championship? LOBOS

Rachel Montoya, Sophomore, Midfielder/Forward, Albuquerque, N.M. (St. Pius X HS)

Full name: Rachel Renee Montoya
Nickname: Monty, Rocky
Which player on the team would make a good coach and why? Jael. Because of her ability to teach technical skills and relate to players
Who is the funniest player on the team? Rachel Fields
First word that comes to your mind when you hear these names:
Jennifer Williams? Short
Kelli Cornell? Klutzy
Roxie McFarland? Scary
What did you eat for breakfast? Nutrigrain bar and pineapple
Favorite movie? Anything with Sandra Bullock
Favorite thing about New Mexico? Sandia Mountains
Do you have any pregame rituals? I always eat oatmeal, listen to my I-pod and read a few psalms from the Bible
If you could play any other sport in college what would it be? Track- 400 meters
What's the first thing you notice when you step out on the field? The goals- I imagine us scoring
Who's going to win the MWC championship? LOBOS

Thursday, August 14
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Intrasquad Scrimmage
Saturday, August 16
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Arizona (Exhibition)
Friday, August 22
6:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Texas Tech
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