SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Simone Herzberg
Simone Herzberg was a spark plug for the Falcons off the bench in 2016, playing in all 20 matches and leading the team with four assists.
Simone Herzberg was a spark plug for the Falcons off the bench in 2016, playing in all 20 matches and leading the team with four assists.
Simone Herzberg
Simone Herzberg

Friday, July 7, 2017

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Name: Simone Herzberg
Sport: Women’s Soccer
School: Seattle Pacific
Year: Senior
Major: Physiology
Hometown: Portland, Ore.

Extracurricular Activities: Athletic Training Assistant, Public Health Researcher, Clinical Volunteer, SAAC President.

Why Did You Choose To Attend Seattle Pacific: Because SPU has a great balance of academics and athletics.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken In College & Why: Anatomy and physiology because the way the human body works is amazing.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor You Have Had In College & What Did You Enjoy Learning From Him Or Her: Dr. Eric Long. He is so fun and very engaging. I'm not an ecology major but he makes me love it. He is also very supportive of athletes.

Years Involved In SAAC: 3

Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I wanted to have a bigger impact on athletics. I also wanted to be able to get the athletes at our school more involved in the community and engaged in volunteering.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity: Volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club.

What Is The Most Important Thing You've Learned From Balancing The Demands Of Athletics And Academics: That you need to be organized and efficient.

What Does It Mean To Be A Division II Student-Athlete: It means that you are organized, efficient and that you set high goals for yourself.

Future Goals After School: Physician scientist. I want to do orthopedic sports surgery and injury prevention research.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Collegiate Career: Time! There is not enough time to do everything you want to do, but it's all about balance.

Best Advice You Would Give To An Incoming Freshman: Stay organized and driven.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why): I would want to spend the day with Mother Teresa. I am constantly amazed with her ability to help others and I would want to learn from her how to be more selfless.

Favorite Sports Team: Portland Thorns

Favorite Athlete: Tobin Heath

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Saving a shot in overtime of our NCAA playoff match my freshman year to keep us in the playoffs.

One Thing That People Don't Know About You Is: I speak fluent French.