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GAMEDAY CENTRAL: No. 15 FSU Closes Regular Season Vs. No. 25 UVA

Nov. 2, 2002



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ASHLEE FONTES


THE THING I WILL MISS THE MOST ABOUT ASHLEE IS:


In reality, I really don’t see myself missing Ashlee very soon…don’t we have to be separated for that to happen?? Seeing as
neither of us is graduating on time, and even after we do graduate
we’ll be on our way to a fun filled excursion in Europe, I’m not sure
we’re going to be apart for very long over the next few years. And
even after Europe she is supposed to marry my brother so I don’t
really see a separation in the future at all. But, in the event of
some cosmic disturbance that throws the pattern of life of it’s
course and we are separated sometime soon, I think that the thing
I am going to miss most is running into Ashlee’s room or house at
all hours of the day and night to share some unimportant, but
nevertheless entertaining, news about something stupid I just
did or said or heard. Ashlee is definitely my favorite person to
share stories and gossip with because usually she is the most
interested and also because she makes me laugh. (Meredith Jones)

Senior Ashlee Fontes

FRESHMAN YEAR, ASHLEE AND I:


We became and stayed good friends. To this day, we look back and
wonder how we ever became friends and how after all this time
have stayed that way. The first few weeks we were at FSU we
hardly knew each other. One day there were a couple of girls in my
room and I was sitting on the edge of my bed. For some reason,
she pushed me and my foot got caught underneath me and I fell
off the bed. For revenge a few days later, she went to sit down on
this air chair and I pulled it out from
under her and she fell on her butt.
We didn’t even know each other
and we were playing tricks on the
other. Then she used to come
in my room at 3 and 4 o’clock
in the morning while I was
sleeping, and turn on my
light and shine it on me.
She thought it was hilari-
ous. Well, anyone who
knows me knows I hate
to wake up and I am
grumpy in the morn-
ing. But she kept
doing it throughout
the year. We were
so different. But
somehow we
formed a life-
long friendship
that will never
c h a n g e .
(Cindy Schofield)


ASHLEE’S BEST QUALITY IS:


Ashlee’s best quality is probably her willingness to tell us how
much she cares about us. Here you go, I’ll set the scene. We’re
all driving in a car and listening to music. Everyone is singing and
we’re having a great time. Ash stares outside and gets this dis-
tant look in her eyes. She starts to giggle and we all know it’s
coming, “What Ash?” we all say, “I just wanna tell you guys that I
love you,” says Ashlee or it might be “I love you guys.”(Jenny Garcia)


MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF ASHLEE IS:


When she dragged me out to Michigan. I was going through a
rought time and she came through as an amazing friend. I had so
much fun on that trip and it made me forget my troubles. And
more importantly it brought me closer to Ashlee. I love her kind-
ness. (Katie Talley)


JENNY GARCIA


MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF JENNY IS:


When Ashlee, Jenny, and I went to the FSU-UF football game
freshmen year in Gainesville. We had one ticket between the
three of us and we stayed with a few UF Soccer players in their
dorm. We were decorated in our FSU gear and Ashlee painted
her face, while all these Gators gave us nasty looks. We tried to
buy two more tickets in front of the stadium before the game, but
no one would sell them for under $200. So Ashlee went in with
the UF soccer players and Jenny and I waited outside the stadium
watching the game on a small TV. At half-time we met Ashlee,
got her ticket stub and then snuck in. Ashlee went back to the
dorm and Jenny and I searched for the FSU section. We found two
open seats and cheered as our team beat the Gators in the swamp.
As you might imagine, the Seminole fans did not leave the field
right away. We stayed and cheered and kept cheering all the way
back to the dorm. It was the best road trip. (Cindy Schofield)

Senior Jenny Garcia


JENNY’S BEST QUALITY IS:


I know it’s been said before and it seems redundant, but her
maturity. Jenny has always been the levelheaded, responsible
one in our class. Jenny is always the best person to go to for
advice because she has such a good perspective on things and
she is also very honest. Her maturity has obviously enabled her
to succeed on the field and in the classroom, but more impor-
tantly it has enabled to her to build and maintain great relation-
ships. I know that Jenny, among my other fellow seniors, is defi-
nitely one of the people that I am going to continue to be friends
with long after college. She has a magnetic personality and you
can’t help but love her and admire the way that she carries
her-self. (Meredith Jones)


FRESHMAN YEAR, JENNY AND I:


…Learned a valuable lesson
about campus safety. Ha-ha-
don’t think that’s the story you
had in mind. Well, Jenny became
one of my closest friends. She
taught me a lot and is the kind
of person I only wish that I
could strive to be like. She was
always there for me to ask for
advice; she was really good
with giving me a realistic
viewpoint on my “MTV”
view of life. She is an
admirable, unselfish,
loyal, and a beauti-
ful person.
(Ashlee Fontes)


THE THING I WILL MISS MOST ABOUT JENNY:


I love the way she lives life. She treats other people the way she
wants to be treated herself. She is such a hard worker at every-
thing she does and she is a great listener. She is a perfect role
model for LIFE. I will miss her a lot. (Katie Talley)


MEREDITH JONES


THE THING I WILL MISS MOST ABOUT MER:


That’s funny. I don’t think I’ll actually miss Mer, cause I feel like
she’ll always be right near where I am. But if she were
away…definitely her overbearing opinions and strong viewpoints.
She always has a conflicting opinion about everything you say; I
think she does it just to get a rise out of you or maybe it’s just her
born nature, because she was born at 666 Transylvania County.
Seriously though, I can always count on Meredith, whether it’s
just to chitchat, to help get something done, or to go out on the
town for some fun. (Ashlee Fontes)

Senior Meredith Jones


MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF MER IS:


My favorite memory of Meredith would have to be routine-like
moments during our stay at “Jacob’s Landing”. Every time we got
ready to go out and have some fun, Meredith would prance around
the house, sporting a new trend that will surely catch on very
soon. While she was dolling up, Meredith would stylishly walk
around in a soccer t-shirt, FSU shorts (yes, the same pair bought
by everyone else their freshman year), and of course her going
out shoes. She would walk around in these dress shoes, which-
ever ones were chosen that night to tear it up on the dance floor,
for hours until she was ready to get dressed. HA!!HA!! (Jenny Garcia)


MER’S BEST QUALITY IS:


The thing I admire most about Mer is her ability to stand up for
herself and what she believes in. She is not intimidated by any-
one and if she has an opinion, she is not afraid to share it. Mer is
not one to avoid confrontation either. If she has a strong opinion
about a topic, she will share it. I have a lot of respect for that. The
other thing that amazes me about Mer is the way she balances
her school, social life, and soccer. I don’t know how she does it.
She is one of the most intelligent people on this team and she is
in one of the hardest majors at FSU. But she balances it well with
soccer and her social life. Somehow she finds time to enjoy life to
its fullest and be successful with soccer and school. (Cindy Schofield)


FRESHMAN YEAR, MER AND I:


Had the opportunity to meet on our
recruiting trip before we came to
FSU. We had A LOT of fun
together and told each other
to come to FSU. We became
suitemates in good old O Hall
and words can not describe
the memories we made that
year. There are to many to
remember. I love the way
she says what ever is on her
mind. That’s what makes her
Meredith. Thanks for the
memories.(Katie Talley)


CINDY SCHOFIELD


THE THING I WILL MISS MOST ABOUT CINDY:


Oh Mr. Grumps!!! Well the thing I will probably miss the most
about Cindy is probably her competitive spirit, oh yeah and also
the fact that she can get herself out of any situation. She has this
innate ability to work her way into and out of so many situations, a
quality that would sometimes get us all into trouble. (Jenny Garcia)

Senior Cindy Schofield


MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF CINDY IS:


There are oh so many…but I do remember one that I was laugh-
ing for 10 minutes about. She was trying to be smooth and slick.
She goes to step off the boat to get her feet wet and splash a little
water on her. Well, it so happened that the water she thought was
a shallow 3-4 feet deep was actually about 8-9 feet. Next thing we
all know is that she goes under, sunglasses and all. She came up
swinging her arms in search of the ladder and gasping for air…oh
yeah, and her face was a bit red, full of embarrassment.
Then there are also the many 2am trips to super Wal-Mart for new
toys…random, but expensive trips to CompUSA…and the late,
late, late nights in O-Hall where I would run through Jenni’s room,
through the bathroom, to Cindy’s room, just so I could turn her
spot light lamp to shine on her face because she had already been
in bed for hours and I knew she loves her sleep. (Ashlee Fontes)


FRESHMAN YEAR, CINDY AND I:


We didn’t get a long at first…probably because we are both unbe-
lievably obstinate and opinionated, oh yeah and did I forget always
right! Cindy and I have a
lot in common, especially
as far as our personalities
are concerned. In the be-
ginning, our similarities
clashed a little, but once we
got to know each other
better it was the similari-
ties that helped form our
friendship. Cindy is a
truly amazing person
and I am so fortunate
that we did become
good friends because
otherwise I would have
missed out on getting to
know such a great person
and such a great family.
Cindy and I have shared so
many memories in so many
aspects of life that I find it hard
to imagine what my life would
be like if she and I hadn’t become friends. (Meredith Jones)


CINDY’S BEST QUALITY IS:


Her attention to details. She always knows when your parents are
coming in town and remembers the important events in your life.
She is a great friend. She is always striving to become a better
player and is dedicated to her teammates. (Katie Talley)


KATIE TALLEY


THE THING I WILL MISS MOST ABOUT KATIE:


Her personality. No matter what kind of mood I’m in, I can always
count on a laugh with her. She brightens up a room with her
southern personality and always has something interesting to say.
She is a very good listener, but also always has a funny story to
share. Katie is an old fashion country girl and it is a great blend to
our senior class personalities. (Cindy Schofield)

Senior Katie Talley


MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF KATIE IS:


My actual favorite memory of Talley is from our trip to Michigan
State last year and a certain night out in Canada, but that story has
to be censored a little bit so, we’ll use this. One of my favorite
memories of Talley is also my first memory of her because it was
on our recruiting trip. Talley and I took our recruiting trip one
weekend mid-February along with a bunch of other girls, including
Jenny, and also some other players who played with us our fresh-
men year. I spent most of the weekend with Talley and Kelli
Robinson (she played our freshmen year) and it didn’t take us but
a few hours after our arrival to realize that not only was this the
place that all three of us wanted to go to school, but also to realize
that we all wanted to live together in the fall. The whole weekend
was a lot of fun and we spent most of our visit laughing and joking
around with each other like we had been friends for years. After
the trip we emailed each other until the fall when we became
suitemates and we’ve been good friends ever since. (Meredith Jones)


KATIES’ BEST QUALITY IS:


She is a very accepting person. I don’t think in the four years that
I’ve been here have I heard her talk bad about another person or
teammate, which shows character because she has probably been
through the most run of bad luck than anybody else. She’s genu-
inely a good person. But I think her best quality is that she has
never forgotten where she comes from…just a southern girl from
Kennesaw, Georgia. Ha-ha Her accent, mannerisms, and
coun-try logic always gets everyone laughing. (Ashlee Fontes)


FRESHMAN YEAR, KATIE AND I:


Well, I have to say that freshman year Katie and I weren’t nearly as
close or as good of friends as we are
now. What I do remember the most
is talking to her all the time
about her then boyfriend
Ryan. Oh boy, talk about
some heavy-duty talks.
And then there were
talks about the boy who
would always do her
laundry and cook her
really fancy meals.
They weren’t even dat-
ing; she just had that thing
about her. Then there was
this other boy . . . and this
other boy . . . and this other
boy . . . Just kidding!! In case
you haven’t noticed, Katie has
always had a problem with guys,
she just can’t seem to attract
any!! (Jenny Garcia)

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