November 30, 2001

Q&A with Leslie Osborne

By Jennifer Pfluke
womenssoccer.com Editor

Nov. 30, 2001

We thought it might be cool to periodically ask a few of the country's up-and-coming young players some fun and completely random questions that have nothing to do with soccer.

Recently I talked with Leslie Osborne, Santa Clara's freshman scoring sensation, who's second on the team in points and goals behind Aly Wagner. By the end of our conversation, I'd learned she wouldn't mind being alone with L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant, she'd be challenging Lindsay Davenport on the tennis court if she weren't playing soccer, and if there's ever a movie made about her, expect Julia Roberts to earn the starring role.

Q: What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
A: "The Sixth Sense"

Q: If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
A: I would want to be able to read people's minds.

Q: If you could play another professional sport, what would it be?
A: Tennis

Q: If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?
A: Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) from "Friends"

Q: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
A: Mia Hamm

Q: Who would play you if they made a movie about your life?
A: Julia Roberts

Q: Tell me something nobody knows about you.
A: I'm really superstitious - before every game I have to take a shower and I wear my hair the same way. I have a girl do my hair before every game. And polish my shoes.

Q: Who is the best opponent you've ever faced?
A: When we played Sissi (with the U-19 national team)

Q: If you could pick just one person to be stranded on a desert island with, who would it be?
A: Kobe Bryant. My boyfriend's going to be so mad when he reads this.