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Ohio Soccer Summer Blog: Gabby Hausfeld

Senior defender Gabby Hausfeld will serve as Ohio soccer's team captain in 2014.

June 6, 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. Senior defender Gabby Hausfeld (Cincinnati, Ohio) continues the summer blog series.

The 2014 team captain has started 41 of the 52 career games she's played in, logging 3,819 minutes, and has helped Ohio's defense post 15 shutouts over the last three seasons. An Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention pick and Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association Academic All-Ohio Third Team selection, Hausfeld proved to be a key cog in a defense that posted four shutouts and a 1.28 goals against average in 2013.

Gabby Hausfeld's Blog Entry
Summer 2014 has been quite an adventure so far. In the past month, I have experienced Vegas for the first time with my family, moved into my new Athens house for the summer, celebrated my cousin getting married and gone camping in Tennessee.

Las Vegas was a pretty cool city to see. I loved how insanely extravagant everything was. My family and I saw a few touristy sites, such as the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon, hung out at the pool of the Venetian and saw this really cool Cirque Du Sole-type show that was in water. The actors of the show gave me insane anxiety for the type of tricks they were doing, though. You couldn't pay me to jump from anything that high.

I am currently here in Athens for the summer working in my research lab, studying for my upcoming GRE test and working out as hard as I can while in a boot for some foot issues. Since I haven't been able to run for the past month, I have been training to become the next Michael Phelps. I am no longer the loser in a two-piece bathing suit that brings extra lifeguards to the pool when I get in. I'm still the loser wearing a two-piece to do laps, but I did swim my first mile. I'm coming for you, Phelps.

My cousin's wedding was a lot of fun. It was held at Miami University, where the bride and groom met. Even though I am a Bobcat through and through, the Miami campus church and reception hall they used were truly gorgeous.

This past weekend, I went camping with my friend from grade school and all of her roommates and guy friends from Ohio State. Her grandparents own a tree farm where they have a ton of land on the side of a mountain in Tennessee, with two ponds, a tree swing, hiking trails and even a renovated cabin with electricity that their ancestors used to live in. It was an awesome, relaxing trip with lots of grilling out, swimming in the pond and s'mores around the campfire. Although I had so much fun on my trip, I was beyond thrilled to shower after three days, even though I did postpone showering just so I could watch "Game of Thrones." It was so worth it.

I can't wait for what the rest of the summer has in store for me.

2014 Ohio Soccer Summer Blog Series Archive
Entry 1: Rachel Fryan