Athlete Spotlight: Dahlia Chroscinski of women’s soccer

Courtesy of Dahlia Chroscinsk.

Class year:

2019

Where do you call home?

Hershey, PA.

So do you know Christian Pulisic?

Yes, I went to high school with him. I could text him right now. His sister was in my grade. I went to her birthday parties. His dad was my club coach.

What’s your major/correlate?

Hispanic Studies and Russian Studies double major.

What else do you do on campus?

I’m a member of ViCE Weekly and a Spud Cannon groupie. Wait, what else do I do? Hispanic Studies Intern, Intramurals—I’m trying to make myself sound more well-rounded.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up?

Allen Iverson. That’s why my number was always three growing up. I always loved the Sixers, and he was really good. Then I started liking him less when I found out he didn’t go to practice.

What’s your favorite building on campus, and why?

Skinner! I like the little Harry Potter–esque library. It’s very cozy. I like practicing piano in the little practice rooms. And I like to visit my friend Evan Stark in Skinner, as he plays the drums.

What’s your best Deece hack?

GRANOLA ON EVERYTHING!

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, which would you pick? Lima beans. I just really like beans and green things, and that’s the intersection of those things.

Who’s your celebrity crush?

Colin Firth. Oooooo Mr. Darcy.

Courtesy of Dahlia Chroscinski

What’s been your most listened to artist or album in the last couple weeks?

Radiator Hospital. I highly recommend. They’re going to be big. Their music’s hard in the best kind of way.

Who’s one person from history you’d like to have dinner with, and why?

Jane Goodall, because I’ve watched a lot of nature documentaries with her. She’s British, so I’d be privy to her accent. And I’m really fascinated by apes and gorillas because they’re so similar to us. When I was young I’d spend hours sitting in front of the ape exhibits at zoos.

What’s one thing about you people would be surprised to know?

I’m vegan.

When and why did you start playing soccer?

I started playing when I was probably six. I was a young Dillyweed. Just because my mom coached and was very involved with youth soccer in my town, so she said “You’re going to play and be athletic.” So it was a family inheritance. So you could say I’m the Christian Pulisic of Hershey, PA.

Why Vassar?

The OG Deece omelette station (when I wasn’t vegan).

What’s been your favorite memory from playing soccer at Vassar?

Beating William Smith. That was hype.

What have been the keys to your team’s success so far?

Love. Love for the sport and for one another.

What’s your outlook going into NCAA tournament?

I’m just super hyped and optimistic. I guess I’m just going into it with the mentality of “we’re the underdogs, we have nothing to lose. So let’s just go in and fuck shit up.” I’m happy my career isn’t over.

What do you like most about the being a student-athlete at VC?

Having the camaraderie of a team. Being able to be part of a team. The social lubricant-cy of team sports.

What will you miss most about VC?

The Mug.

What’s one piece of advice for first years?

Take Intensive Russian with Charles Arndt III. The platonic love of my life.

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