November 27, 2008 - by
Happy Thanksgiving From Florida State Soccer

Nov. 27, 2008





Seminole Soccer Thanksgiving Photo Gallery

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It’s Thanksgiving and that could only mean one thing…it’s time for some Florida State Soccer. For the fourth year in a row, the Seminole soccer team is together during Thanksgiving as one of eight remaining teams vying for a national title. This year, Florida State is spending Thanksgiving in South Bend preparing for its quarterfinal showdown against Notre Dame which will take place on Friday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, the Seminoles hit the field early for a light training session before sitting down to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at Tippecanoe Place, a premiere landmark in the heart of South Bend’s historic district. The restaurant is a tradition that began over 100 years ago by the Studebaker family.

Following dinner, the team sat down with Seminoles.com to share some of their thoughts and feelings on Thanksgiving:

Katie Bolinsky
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some one mentions the word Thanksgiving?
Definitely food and family…It’s a great time to spend with family and eats lots of food.

Amanda DaCosta
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
My favorite food would have to be mashed potatoes and stuffing, mixed with gravy…it is the best thing ever. But don’t forget the day after leftovers…those are the best! You gotta warm it up, just a mush of everything, put it all together – turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy – just put it all together, it’s so good!

Kimmy Diaz
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Just to have the chances to have another great Thanksgiving with the team and to be one of the last eight teams playing in the tournament. Obviously, I’m thankful for my family, but I’m also thankful to be playing here in South Bend.

Tori Huster
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
It would probably be mashed potatoes; my mom makes pretty good mashed potatoes.

Marissa Kazbour
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
It would have to be having Thanksgiving at Hungary Howies, when they closed it down with all my family there. Being able to run around as a little kid and play all the video games we wanted free of charge thanks to dad. We also played football outside; it was a really fun Thanksgiving.

Julie Lancos
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
Patti’s mashed potatoes

Rachel Lim
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
It’s tough to say because I’ve missed a lot of Thanksgivings with my family. But I would have to say just everyone in my family getting together cooking different things. One Thanksgiving, my dad cooked brisket and all these different types of Chinese dishes and rice. It wasn’t your typical Thanksgiving dinner but it was still good to have all the family around.

Margo McAuley
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
I am most thankful for my team of course because they are all so wonderful. I am happy that I’m here at Florida State.

Tiffany McCarty
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
I’m most thankful for having my immediate family with me and being able to play here at Florida State and playing in the Elite Eight.

Kate Milstead
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I really haven’t been home for Thanksgiving since I was 12. Before I got involved with soccer, I do remember spending time with my family in our living room area in front of the fireplace. We would all sit around the table with food all over the place and eat until we were stuffed, you know the usual Thanksgiving.

Toni Pressley
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
Green bean casserole made by me!

Jessica Price
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some one mentions the word Thanksgiving?>
The first thing that comes to mind is definitely food, turkey, all the good stuff that comes along with Thanksgiving. But then when I also think about Thanksgiving, I think about family, spending time with them and doing fun things. We usually get together and play card games, spades of course. Then I get to play with all my baby cousins.

Katrin Schmidt
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I like the fact that you get together with your friends and family and just hang out. My friends and I usually have a big Thanksgivings dinner every year since I’ve been in the United States. As a matter of fact, before we left for Notre Dame, I had a big dinner with all my friends. It was really nice.

Casey Short
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
It would have to be my mom’s baked mac and cheese. It is the best in the world, absolutely fabulous!

Annie Stalzer
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
I would have to say my favorite Thanksgiving dish would have to be candied yams. I usually make them with lots of brown sugar, marshmallows on top and butter, they are so good.

Ella Stephan
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
My favorite desert would have to be store bought pumpkin pie…is that wrong? I also like my mom’s sweet potato casserole.

Erika Sutton
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
The thing that I am most thankful for is that I get to spend Thanksgiving with all my best friends and to see my family.

Lauren Switzer
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
I would have to go with mashed potatoes…made by my mom of course!

Sanna Talonen
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some one mentions the word Thanksgiving?
Last year with the team was my first Thanksgiving. The food that we had last year was very similar to what I am used to eating at Christmas in Finland. I love eating squash that is by far my favorite food during this time of year.

Sarah Wagenfuhr
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some one mentions the word Thanksgiving?
The first thing that comes to mind would have to be a lot of food, football and soccer because we were always on soccer trips playing in tournaments when we were younger.

Susanna Zorn
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some one mentions the word Thanksgiving?
Football…we have a football tournament every year, usually 2-on-2. It’s me and my cousin vs. my brother and my other cousin. My cousin and I usually win; its close every year but we always come away with the victory.

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