Q&A With Senior Karissa Hill About Her Experience with the USASA Women's Select National Team
Aug. 7, 2006
After spending the last month with the USASA Women's Select National Team, TCU senior Karissa Hill recently sat down with www.GoFrogs.com to discuss the team's trip to Mexico.
Hill was one of 18 players from around the country to play on the USASA Women's Select National Team that played the Mexico Women's National Team and the Mexican U-20 National Team in Mexico City and Villahermosa, Mexico, respectively.
The USASA Women's Select National Team tied the Mexico Women's National Team, 3-3 and defeated the Mexican U-20 National Team, 3-0.
www.GoFrogs.com: What was the experience like to play for the United States national team?
Karissa Hill: It was an amazing experience and an absolute honor to represent the United States on the international stage. Being able to represent the U.S. was an exciting experience and one I will never forget.
TCU: What was it like to play in a foreign country?
KH: It was really cool. It was the first time I had ever been out of the country and it was great to get the experience of playing international soccer. Mexico was a great host and the fans were very enthusiastic. It was an absolute thrill to play in a country that lives and breaths soccer.
TCU: What was your favorite moment of the trip?
KH: The coolest part of the trip for me was when we were playing the Mexico National Team in Mexico City and the Star-Spangled Banner was played before the game. It was a great experience to stand on the field in a foreign country and hear our national anthem.
TCU: What were the crowds like compared to games in the U.S.?
KH: It was a pretty big crowd and there were a lot more noisemakers at the game than I am used to hearing in the U.S. The whole atmosphere was different.