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On The Pitch With Lyndse Hokanson
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Release: 10/19/2011

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In this edition of On the Pitch, a weekly feature that allows fans to get acquainted with one member of the women's soccer team, GoMason.com spoke with sophomore goalkeeper Lyndse Hokanson, a native of Crofton, Md.  Hokanson has earned the start nine times this season, appearing 15 times overall and has 46 saves and a 1.15 goals against average.

Q: How did you get started playing soccer?
A: I started playing at age five in the Crofton Athletic Council Little League where you played with boys and girls.

Q: If you weren't playing soccer, what would you be doing?
A: I would probably be doing something else sports related, maybe volleyball.  I'm too competitive to not play something.

Q: What is your favorite part of playing soccer?
A: My favorite part is working towards a common goal with teammates that want to help you and see you succeed.

Q: Why did you choose to play for George Mason?
A: I chose George Mason because the team and the coaches demonstrated a competitive, yet nurturing atmosphere that is one I am proud to be a part of and ultimately carry on.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Steak

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Harry Potter series

Q: What is the last song you listened to on your iPod?
A: Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

Q: What two words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Passionate and caring

Q: Would you rather be a contestant on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance or America's Got Talent?
A: American Idol

Q: If you were on Survivor, what teammate would you want to be partnered with and why?
A: Nicole Clark

Q: What is one thing interesting about you that people may not know?
A: In 2008 I was in an Under Armour commercial.

Q: What does it mean to you to be a George Mason Patriot?
A: If you're a Patriot, you're someone who is fully ready and willing to work ten times harder than everyone else in order to make a name for yourself and your school since Mason is still a fairly new university comparatively.