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Who the Buc are you?

The Round Table got the opportunity to sit down with Lorraine Pedroza’24 and found out Who the Buc she is!

The Round Table: Where are you from? 

Lorraine Pedroza: “Peoria, AZ.” 

RT: What is your major?

LP: “Bio Major #womeninstem shout out to Laura Parmentier she is the OChem wizard.” 

RT: What is your plan after college? 

LP: “I am excited to continue my education and start my career in physical therapy.” 

RT: How did you choose Beloit? 

LP: “I heard about Beloit from the book “100 Colleges that Change Lives” and my decision was solidified while being recruited to play soccer. #gobucs I saw that the professors saw us as someone that can make a difference.” 

RT: When did you start playing soccer and how did you get into it? 

LP: “I started playing soccer when I was about nine years old. I started from the bottom but now we’re here. All jokes aside at the beginning I did it to make my mom proud. When I started to see skill in me all I could think about was soccer. I remember I would be in class and all I could think about was soccer practice and improving. Watching Messi and Ronaldo has been such a pleasure in my life. Just put a ball at their feet and they can do magical things with it.”

RT: What is your favorite aspect of soccer?

LP: “Being a baller. For my soccer club back home I would work with kids in need and I enjoyed just sharing smiles with others and sharing a passion of mine with them and just know that soccer is more than just a competition, it’s about having the time of your life and being a baller of course.” 

RT: How do you get hyped for a game? 

LP: “I listen to Pocketful of Sunshine or Waka Waka because nothing has more hype than some throwbacks. HTL. I hate to lose.” 

RT: What’s your favorite memory with the team? 

LP: “If you know about our last season there’s only one answer to that question. Creating history and winning the Midwest Conference. #scoredthewinninggoal”

RT: Does the team have any traditions? 

LP: “We have many traditions in our program but my favorite one is Jersey Friday. I enjoy wearing my favorite jersey that was bought in Spain #halamadrid”

RT: What does a typical practice look like? 

LP: “It all depends on the day. Like Tuesday’s is two v Tuesday. Or do the dome game. Warm ups, (maybe a fun game or story included) technical work, and end with a scrimmage.”  

RT: What are some of your goals in soccer and in life?

LP: “My goal in life is to be happy and be someone people look up to. I really want my brother to look up to me because he was my partner in crime on the field once. He is my idol. My goal in soccer is to keep making history at Beloit College and just enjoy every minute of it because one day it will all be over.”

RT: Do you have any superstitions? 

LP: “No superstitions. I just make sure my head’s in the game and my heart’s in the song.”

RT: If you could sit down and have lunch with anybody, past or present, who would it be and why?

LP: “My grandma Guadalupe, she was one of my biggest supporters. Family means everything to me and she told me that I will do great things in life. I want to tell her about the accomplishments and things I have learned along the way. Every goal I score I dedicate it to her.” 

RT: What was your favorite childhood show?

LP: “ESPN top 10 highlights.” 

RT: If you could have any superpower what would it be? 

LP: “I would want to have spidey senses.”

RT: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?  

LP: “Rio de Janeiro because I love the movie Rio and I want to see the statue called Christ the Redeemer. From watching Rio it looks beautiful and just a joyful time to spend there.” 

RT: Stance on pineapple on pizza? Why or why not?

LP: “Personally for me it would be a no but I don’t want to discriminate against people’s pizza toppings. I like my pizza with pepperoni, onion, green peppers and jalepeño. I am allergic to pineapple.”

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