"Getting To Know The @OhioFieldHockey Team" is a series where each player is asked 10 questions about themselves. The questions range from personal interests to background information about each player. Today's featured player is redshirt senior Lina Trucco (Lake Bluff, Ill.).
Where are you from? Was field hockey a big sport in your hometown?
I grew up in Lake Bluff, Ill., and I went to high school in Lake Forest. Actually, field hockey was pretty big in my town growing up. At my high school, we played on the front lawn of the high school. So it was cool if anyone drives by you always see field hockey out there practicing and stuff like that. It was always a highlight of our school. I was lucky that we were a pretty talented program as well.
What is your favorite thing about Athens?
I don't know. I have a lot of favorite things about Athens. I love all of the hidden gems Athens has. Whether it's Strouds or hiking up at the Ridges I just love all of the things you can do and find here.
What is your favorite thing about being a member of the Bobcats?
My favorite part about being a member of this team is definitely the girls. Being a fifth year senior, growing with them and watching them grow and excel it's something that I really like.
What is your hidden talent?
I can do the worm.
What is your favorite type of music?
I love country music, all kinds of country music. I like old country music, like old western stuff and today's top country music.
What artist or type of music do you listen to get pumped up for a match?
I like a lot of the hockey pump up songs for the NHL, like Fall Out Boy and stuff like that. I enjoy listening to them before a game.
What is your favorite food?
Probably anything my mom bakes. My mom is a really good baker. And anything my grandma cooks because she is Italian. In between the two, I got dinner and desert and that's all I really need.
What is your favorite sport other than field hockey?
Skiing. I used to competitively race as a skier. It's nice because every winter I get to go home and ski.
What is your favorite hobby?
Water sports. I like paddle boarding a lot.
What is your major? What do you want to do after college?
I actually finished my bachelor's degree last year, and I am working on master's degree in coaching right now. I plan to hopefully be in the field hockey coaching world.