Getting to Know the 2011 UK Women's Soccer Newcomer's

Aug. 15, 2011

Full Name: Erin Ashley Simon

Place of Birth: Abington, Pa.

Parents: Josette Rice-Simon

Siblings: Ian

Club Team/Coach: W-League NJ Rangers/Ashley Hammond


Simon's Q & A

What is your nickname, why? E or Tigre, Tigre (Tiger) because it's the Spanish nickname that my mother gave me and E because it's easier to say quickly on the field than Erin haha.

Would you rather make a nice, hard clean-tackle to stop a goal or execute a perfect corner kick that leads to a goal? Hard clean tackle to stop a goal, especially if it is a break away and a VERY important game.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Spiderman powers, you just get to chill on the walls and swing around.

Who is your favorite athlete? DeSean Jackson: Eagles <3

What do you want to be when you grow up? The best person I can be, who can make a difference in life too.

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? A soccer player haha before that an actress.

What is your favorite vacation destination? Puerto Rico because I have family there.

What is your prized possession? At this point my cellphone haha.

When you leave Kentucky, what do you want people to say about you? That I was able to make a difference in their life.

Favorite breakfast ... Belgium Waffles with Strawberries and Bananas, two scrambled eggs with cheese, grits and bacon....yeah I eat a lot lol

Without looking it up, what's a rutabaga? Type of vegetable

If you had a Derby horse, what would you name it? Lightning

What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but have never been able to?  Skydiving

People would be surprised to know that I ... I enjoy art/music. I've played five instruments, I do photography and I enjoy art museums.

What is one interesting story in your life? When I was little I use to not like my grandma pulling my baby teeth because she had sharp, long nails. One day I was playing hide and seek with my brother and cousin. I found them, chased them and when I went around a corner I turned to quick and ran into the wall. Great part of the story: my tooth came out so my grandma didn't have to pull it.