May 29, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University soccer student-athletes will be checking in with OhioBobcats.com throughout the summer to update Bobcat Nation on their lives.
Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Rachel Fryan (Racine, Wis.) kicks off the summer blog series.
Rachel Fryan's Blog Entry
My summer has been awesome so far and is just getting started. I just spent the past weekend in Michigan and actually surprised the rents, which is something I never get to do, since home is so far away. Both of their faces were priceless. It was a great weekend full of golf and yummy barbeque dinners. My golf game has added a few strokes since high school, but it's still fun to get out there and play.
I am currently back in Athens, where I am living for the first part of the summer. I have always been told by other students that you should spend a summer in Athens, and, so far, I would recommend doing so. I love Athens during preseason because it has all the loveliness Athens has to offer with way less people, which is awesome! There are no lines for anything, you can actually find a parking spot and food is always in stock. While here, I am taking two classes: Politics Through Film, which is online, and Introduction to 3D Animation and Modeling, which is only twice a week. For my politics class, I have to watch movies like Training Day, Role Models and The 40-Year-Old Virgin and write an analysis of them, depending on the theme. For my animation class, we have to create a character, and, by the end, make a 30-second short story clip. That may not sound like a lot, but I am currently working on a five-second clip of my character walking straight. I have put over three hours into it, and I am still not finished. It makes me love Pixar movies even more. My schedule is pretty rough compared to my other teammates, Tonya Frasik and Liz Finley, who barely do anything at all. (Sike! 'T' has class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and Liz's schedule is equally as difficult.) Besides class, my days are filled with spending time in the weight room, riding my bike, running and kicking the ball around.
I am really looking forward to July, because that's when classes for me will finally be over. In that month, I plan to visit some friends in Wisconsin as well as my sister, go to Summerfest, which is probably the best concert festival for $15, work some goalkeeping camps and go on family vacation in Michigan. It will be the beginning of preseason before I know it!
I am looking forward to my final season, and, hopefully, we will be able to make something happen! We have a great senior class, and I am happy to be sticking around for one more year. Go Bobcats!