20 Questions With Faye Corbett
UNCPBraves.com recently had the chance to sit down with senior midfielder Faye Corbett to learn of her opinion on a variety of topics ranging from what her game day superstitions are to how she wants to be remembered when she leaves Pembroke. The following 20 questions are a part of a new feature at your official home from UNCP Athletics.
Corbett, a Sweden native, leads the Lady Braves in games played and games started with 76 games played for the Black and Gold and 72 starts to her credit. She currently holds the school record in career assists with 28. Faye has scored two goals this season against Lenoir-Rhyne and Montevallo, contributed eight assists and taken 32 shots, 14 of which (.438) have been on goal. She averages 2.13 shots per game, while adding 0.53 assists per game.
In her career at UNCP, Faye has been a PBC Presidential Honor Roll selection as a Gold Scholar, awarded NSCAA all-region and Daktronics all-region honors, and named to the PBC all-conference first team. Corbett has held the position of team captain for the last two seasons, emphasizing to her team the importance of focus and excitement on and off the field.
20 Questions With UNCP Senior Midfielder Faye Corbett
I Came To UNCP Because: Of the coach. Since he's from the same country as me, Sweden, it's nice to be able to talk in Swedish with him. I also look super cute in black and gold!
Talent I'd Like To Have: I wish I could cook. I have gotten better though. It went from not being able to make Ramen Noodles, to actually being able to make meatballs - not from scratch of course. I meant buy the already-made meatballs and put them in a pan, without burning them!
The Celebrity I'd Love To Hang Out With For A Night: Michael Owen! I had a major crush on him growing up and I guess you never forget your first love. I could probably learn a lot from him. He was a great player until he started playing for Newcastle. Newcastle just stinks period.
The Thing I Enjoy Most About Game Day: Everything, but obviously the thing I enjoy the most is actually playing the game. We have a great atmosphere among the team on game days and we have so much fun!
Favorite Fast Food Joint: McDonalds, not the food but I am OBSESSED with their frappes and their new smoothies.
Best Player I've Faced: The best players I know have always been on my team.
Favorite TV Show: Jersey Shore, I don't know what my Thursdays are going to be like now when they don't have it anymore!
This Is How Many Text Messages I Send Daily: Too many, especially in class. I know it's bad but it makes time go by faster.
Best Beach: Panama City Beach. I went there with some of my teammates last Spring Break and we had the time of our lives.
Game Day Superstition: I have so many and some of them are embarrassing but I will share a few; I have to skip the first cone during the last part of our warm-up. I can't double knot my shoes, so I have to re-tie them all the time during games. I also have to hold Sheena's hand during the national anthem. They are all stupid but my mind will just obsess if I don't do it.
What Do You Miss Most About Home?: My family. They mean the world to me and I was blessed with the best parents in the world. My mom is my best friend and my dad is my hero. I wish they both could be here to see me play. My dad never missed a game when I played back home and he is my biggest supporter. I can, without a doubt, say that my dad is the main reason I made it this far. Even though he can't be here to watch me play, I know he is watching live stats back home in Sweden and yelling at the computer for me to run faster!
What Is A Fear You Have That Most People Don't Know About?: I don't really have any big fears, but I don't like bugs. I'm not really scared of them, I just hate them with a passion!
Who Is The Best Prankster On Your Team?: Probably me! We usually team up against a selected few team members (Rebecca and Andrea). It's fun and they fall for it every time!
Favorite Song To Work Out To: I have a workout play list on my iPod and it has everything on it. I get bored quickly with songs so I change it often.
My Motto Is: I have two sayings I live by - La Vita Bella and Para Siempre. Only my best friends know what they stand for!
What Is The Most Important Thing You've Learned While Playing At UNCP?: I have learned so much playing at UNCP. I think I have grown up a lot as a player and as a person. I went from almost not being eligible to having straight A's. The women's soccer program is lucky to have a great coaching staff. Coach Andersson and coach Privitera have played an important role in my life these last four years.
What I Love Most About UNCP?: I love my team and my Kappa Delta sisters more than anything. They are my family away from home and I would be lost without them.
My Advice To Youngsters Would Be: Enjoy life because time goes by too fast. You only live once!
What Is One Thing You Want To Happen Before You Leave UNCP?: I want us to go to nationals again. We did it in 2008 and I would love to experience that again. I think we have a chance even though we have been the "underdogs" all year and no one believed in us except our coaches. I guess we proved them all wrong and we are going to keep showing everyone how good we are.
How Do You Want People At UNCP To Remember You?: I want them to remember me as Faye the crazy girl, because that's who I am :)