PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 16, 2014) – In advance of the 2014 season, ScarletKnights.com will bring you brief Q&As with all six newcomers of the Rutgers women’s soccer team. This installment features freshman midfielder Torie Ahde (Jackson, N.J.).
#26 Torie Ahde
Position: M | Height: 5-4
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year starting midfielder at Jackson Memorial HS … led the squad to the A-South Championship in 2009 and 2010 … played for the ODP State Team from 2008-10 and Region I ODP Team from 2009-10 … played club soccer for Match Fit Beat … team was a finalist at the U.S. National Championships in 2013 and won the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship in 2011 … in 2011, the team also finished as the Region I Premier League North Champions, going undefeated … in 2009, the squad won the NJYS National Championship Star Cup, CASL Tournament, Stars of Massachusetts Tournament and Spirit United Tournament … recorded a perfect GPA throughout high school career.
Personal: Daughter of Tom and Suzanne Ahde … has one brother, Thomas … intends to major in kinesiology … born on Oct. 20, 1995.
Scarletknights.com: Why did you choose Rutgers?
Torie Ahde: Rutgers is really family oriented and that’s what I was looking for in a team.
SK.com: What have your impressions been of your first preseason camp?
TA: I’m enjoying my first preseason, the soccer is great. I know we have high competition ahead of us but I think everybody is ready.
SK.com: When did you first start playing soccer?
TA: I started playing soccer when I was about four. My parents just put me in peanuts and I’ve been playing ever since.
SK.com: What is your favorite part of the game?
TA: My favorite part about being out there and playing is having people around me that I really can trust playing with.
SK.com: From a fan perspective, do you have a favorite player, club and national team that you root for?
TA: I actually don’t really watch soccer. I’m not much of a fan.
SK.com: Are you looking forward to your first year in school?
TA: Starting out in season I think it’s going to be a little stressful but everybody helps us along the way. We have all the help we can get at Rutgers so I know I’ll be fine.
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