• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Molly Potts

Junior, soccer

(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)

Hometown: Pleasant Hill, Iowa

High School: Southeast Polk

Why Central?
I was looking for a small school and a place where I could play soccer. When I visited the campus it felt like the right place for me.

Favorite class you’ve taken and why
My favorite class was a history class that studied 1970’s to the present. I found the class to be interesting and I really enjoyed learning about recent history.

You’re majoring in business management because…
In high school I took some business classes and I liked them. Going into freshman year I wasn’t sure what to major in. I took a few business classes my freshman year and liked them so I decided to major in it.

Favorite Central memory
Going to Holland for spring break with the soccer team.           

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Mia Hamm because I grew up watching her play soccer and she has been my role model since I started playing.

What you’re doing this summer
This summer I am working as a nanny. I also try to spend as much time as possible at my grandparent’s lake house in Minnesota.

Something you didn’t know about Central until you got here
I didn’t know where Kuyper was and as a soccer player that was going to be a problem. I moved in early for soccer and our first meeting was in Kuyper. I had no idea where that was from my dorm. I had to call one of my friends on the soccer team to come to my room and take me there. After a couple of times going there I had no problem finding it.

“This season I hope that…”
We go farther into the conference tournament than we did last year and also beat Simpson!

The best thing about this year’s team
We had a great season last year going 10-7 compared to the year before. Most of the team will be returning for this season so we will have another great season and hopefully win more games.           

Actress that should play you if a movie was made about your life
Reese Witherspoon because she kind of looks like me

The best mac and cheese you have ever eaten
The best mac and cheese that I have eaten would have to be my sister’s homemade mac and cheese. She found a recipe in a Hy-Vee magazine.

Favorite part of the Iowa State Fair
My favorite part of the Fair would be the food things such as the cookies, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and corn dogs. The people watching at the fair is also fun to do, you see a lot of strange things.

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Kobylinski
He brings a boom box (instead of an iHome) to practice so we can listen to music.

Why you love soccer
I love soccer because of the many different aspects of the game. Soccer is a fast paced game, and things are always changing. I have been playing soccer since I was five and it has been something I have always done and loved. I also like how much running there is in soccer, when it's not soccer season I run all the time

Bucket list
Complete a triathlon
Run a marathon
Travel the world
Make the NCAA tournament
Go to a World Cup Soccer Game

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