RICHMOND, Va. - The backline of the VCU women's soccer team was a vital part of the Rams' success this fall, notching six shutouts and constantly stifling opponent's offensive attacks.

Sophomore Carly Edgcomb, a transfer from Villanova, was a key addition to the backline, starting every game. Before heading home for the Holidays, she sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Scott Wyant to talk about life off the pitch.

SW: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
CE: I came to VCU because I have a lot of admiration for TIff and Tim and their ideas for the success of this program.

SW: What is the best thing to do in New Jersey?
CE: Rent a house at the beach during the summer and eat delicious boardwalk pizza

SW: How do you spend your summers?
CE: At the beach and playing soccer with my club team.

SW: When did you first start playing soccer?
CE: 5 years old

SW: What is the greatest accomplishment of your VCU career so far?
CE: Getting six shut outs

SW: What is the best part of a road trip?
CE: Going out to eat

SW: What would people be suprised to know about you?
CE: I am an avid reader

SW: What do you hope career is 10 years from now?
CE: I would like to be writing children's books

QUICK HITS (Favorites mostly)

Favorte Movie: How to train your dragon 3D
Class: English
Vacation spot: Lake Tahoe
Sport (other than soccer): Mens lacrosse
Pre-Game meal: Chipotle
Professional team: NY Giants!!!
Athlete: Stefan Curry
Most played song on your iPod: Mariah Carey, Always be my baby
Favorite quote: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.