Freshman forward Amanda Cassera has made an impact in her first few games for the Boston University field hockey team, recording a hat trick during the Terriers’ Aug. 31 season opener against Ohio University. She currently leads the team in total shots this season with 16. Here is a look at what the offensive juggernaut does off the field:
1. What is your favorite movie?
“The Harry Potter series. I really like Harry because he is the underdog, and no one ever believes him, but he always comes out on top.”
2. What is your pre-game routine?
“I know how to French braid, so I usually do some of my teammates’ hair. Right now, I’m doing [freshman midfielder] Ellie Landsman’s and [freshman forward] Sara Martineau’s hair.
3. Who is your biggest role model on the team?
“I’d have to say [senior midfielder] Madeline Hackett. She really works with the strikers even though she’s a midfielder, always talking to us and telling us where to go. She’s super encouraging both on and off the field, and she overall has our back.”
4. What do you listen to before games?
“It’s usually house music, techno — something to get me pumped up before the game.”
5. Which do you prefer, New York City or Boston?
“That’s a hard one. I really like Boston. It’s so different than New York, but it just feels more like a home to me.”
6. What is your favorite place to go on campus?
“The dining hall. I love to eat and the desserts are awesome.”
7. What sports do you like to watch?
“March Madness, college basketball and football.”