Student-Athlete Spotlight: Rachel Middleman, Women's Soccer

Sept. 18, 2013

Women's Soccer Sr. Outside Goalkeeper, R. Middleman

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No. 1 Rachel Middleman, Senior Goalkeeper
Mars, Pa.
Major: Education

Rachel Middleman is in her fourth season as a goalkeeper at Ohio State after notching 32 starts in her first three campaigns. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and 2013 captain has tallied a 23-4-0 record in her career to go along with a 0.65 goals-against average which is on pace for the best in program history.

Student Life

      Do you prefer The Oval in the Fall or Spring? - Spring
      Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - The Middle
      Most underrated place to study on campus - The Science and Engineering Library
      Why did you choose to major in education? I love helping kids.
      Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? - Lost

    Popular Culture

      Favorite TV show - Modern Family
      Favorite movie - Liar, Liar
      Favorite book and/or magazine - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
      Favorite celebrity - Jim Gaffigan
      Last concert I attended was - Brantley Gilbert


      Favorite pro sports team - Pittsburgh Penguins
      Favorite athletic memory - Winning the Big Ten Conference Championship in 2010
      Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Penn State
      Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - Olympics
      Pre-game ritual? - Writing "FHY" on my wrist. Those are the initials of my best friend who passed away when I was 17.


      Most interesting place I've visited - Vienna, Austria
      Place I would like to visit - Space


      Favorite home cooked meal - Anything made by my mom
      Favorite snack food - Broccoli
      Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Chocolate


      Person I most admire - My "Pap Pap"
      In 10 years, I would like to be - Teaching and coaching
      If I had a million dollars, I would - Give some to my family
      Most prized possession - Car
      Best piece of advice you've received - "Keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole"
      If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - Ron Burgundy, Elvis and George Washington on a picnic eating PB&J
      What is your hometown known for? - Christina Aguilera
      Pop or Soda? - Pop
      Cats or Dogs? - Dogs
      Early Bird or Night Owl? - Early Bird