• 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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Liz Daniels

Sophomore, soccer

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

Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School: Oconomowoc

Why Central?
I wanted a school that was not too close home, but close enough so my parents could come watch my soccer games. Central was a good distance, and the people were very welcoming.

Best class you’ve taken and why it rocked
Any class I will take in Mexico next semester will probably be fun. There is a class called tropical ecology that I will be taking that sounds pretty superb; we get to do fun things like travel all over Mexico, snorkel, and walk through jungles exploring.

Dream job
Marine biologist in either Hawaii or another country, somewhere warm preferably

Favorite Central memory
All the soccer traditions each year, like the pre-game rituals and showers ;)

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
My Grandpa, he died before I got to meet him. I’d probably ask him about my dad’s huge family because they sound like they were a lot to handle.

Pre-game ritual or habit
Team band, Interlude, Man in the Mirror (in that order). Music types might understand the team band a little better; one person starts making a beat and everyone kind of builds off that adding their own sound.

What you like best about this year’s team
Our success and how we play as a family, and play for each other

Toughest part of practice
Playing against my teammates. It is hard be competitive with my friends, because at the end of the day we are still friends

Artist you’d pick to see in concert
Rihanna, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Dave Matthews, or Rascal Flatts. I think these concerts would be really fun and entertaining, and I love all their music.

All-time favorite pizza
Supreme! Lots of veggies and sausage

TV show you can’t miss
LOST-when it was still aired and anything on NatGeoWild (besides the scary shows)

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Kobylinski
He may come off as tough guy, but he has succeeded in getting teary eyed and having to walk away from the team twice because of his happiness with us, or our play.

Why you love soccer
I like playing for a team rather than just playing for myself. Soccer is a stress reliever and it is my time away from normal everyday life.

Best advice you’ve received from a coach
Don’t let it happen… make it happen

Teammate with the best Michael Jackson impression
My roommate, Brittany Hinton

Bucket list
Learn a back flip wakeboarding
Scuba dive
Make a difference in someone’s life
Be successful  

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