Nov. 6, 2012
We recently caught up with Siena freshman Erika Reagan to see how the transition to College life has been, and to get to know her better personally. Here's our interview:
Q: Which was the most embarrassing moment at Siena College?
A: Probably tripping somewhere. I'm a huge klutz.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing tennis at Siena?
A: The girls on the team!
Q: What have you had to get used to most since coming to Siena?
A: The grading system. It is very different from my high school, so I've had to adjust to that the most.
Q: What was it like the first few weeks at school?
A: It actually didn't take me a long time to adjust. I got into a routine right away.
Q: What have you learned about yourself since you became a student at Siena College?
A: I enjoy sleeping a lot more now than I did at home!
Q: What is a typical day like for you at Siena?
A: The time of my classes vary each day, but normally in between I'll hang out in my dorm or with friends, then either go to tennis or the weight room, dinner, and at night I'll do my homework.
Q: What has been the biggest adjustment from high school to college tennis?
A: Probably having two seasons. Normally in high school I would be done with school tennis by now and I'd be getting ready for USTA indoor season.
Q: Please use three words to describe Siena College?
A: Community, academics, spirited
Q: What is your all time favorite class at Siena so far?
A: My English class. The people in my class are so funny so they make it very entertaining.
Q: How do you kill time while in Loudonville?
A: Either hanging out with my friends on campus or at the mall.
Q: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A: A dolphin because they are adorable and can be trained to do some pretty cool tricks.
Q: List five things you would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island?
A: Food, water, my cell phone, my laptop, and an unlimited supply of Wawa frozen cappuccinos
Q: Which is your favorite tourist spot?
A: Ocean City, N.J. I've been going to the Jersey Shore since I was little and I go to Ocean City every summer.
Q: Which is your favorite spot on campus?
A: The wrap shop. The quesadillas are so good!
Q: Who has had the biggest influence in your life?
A: Why? My parents because they've taught me everything and helped me become who I am now.
Q: Where do you see yourself in another five years - Life after Siena College?
A: Having a job possibly in the Philadelphia area and still playing tennis.
Q: What other sports did you play?
A: I always knew from the beginning I would play tennis. I also played field hockey in middle school but had to quit because it was in the same season as high school tennis. I also played lacrosse and basketball for a little bit and I also danced for seven years.
Q: What is something that Siena Saints fans should know about your style of play?
A: I like to be aggressive and use my power and my serve but I do mix it up once in awhile.
Q: What is that one thing, you can't do without?
A: My cell phone!
Q: If you could have dinner with four people (alive or dead) they would be
A: Taylor Swift, Maria Sharapova, my little sister, Carly, and my younger brother, Brett.
Q: If you could change one thing on planet earth what would it be?
A: Football season would be all year round!
Q: What do you miss most about New Jersey?
A: Wawa and going to the Eagles games by far. At home, I would be at Wawa almost every day and going to the Eagles games made me not dread Sundays.
Q: Why are you majoring in Business?
A: I've been around my dad's office since I was a kid, so it's always seemed interesting to me.
Q: Who is your tennis idol?
A: Maria Sharapova.
Q: I've been following her since before she won Wimbledon and I'm a huge fan.
A: I have a poster of her hanging in my room.
Q: Do you have any role models?
A: My parents and grandparents.