Juliet Moss is a sophomore on the San Jose State University water polo team. The San Jose, Calif., native led the Spartans to a stellar sixth-place finish in the nation with a team-high 55 goals. She also ranked among the top-10 goal-scorers in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Moss was recently chosen to tryout for the Women's Junior National Water Polo team. The tryouts will be held this weekend.
Moss took time out of her busy finals and training schedule to answer 20 Questions for sjsuspartans.com.
1. How do you feel about the Women’s Junior National Water Polo Team tryouts this weekend?
I’m nervous and excited at the same time. I want to do my best.
2. How do you feel about how the San Jose State water polo team did this season?
Awesome. Hopefully we’ll improve next year and get fifth place or something. We played more like a team this year. I think we got faster this year too.
3. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
No, not really. I just like to listen to music and have fun warming up.
4. What was the last song you downloaded?
Oh man, that was probably two months ago. I think it was Aqua Barbie Girl. My roommate wanted it, so I downloaded it for her. We have a thing where we download a song and we play it for each other and I think that was the last one I downloaded. I actually owned the [Aqua] CD. I don’t know why I bought it.
5. What is your favorite class at SJSU?
I just had KIN 168 and that was pretty cool. It’s the Psychology of Coaching. It was cool to see how some of the coaching philosophies related to some of the coaches I’ve had and my experiences.
6. What do you want to do when you graduate?
I want to become a teacher and teach P.E and maybe coach.
7. How does being an athlete made you a better person?
It teaches you life skills, like time management. It also helps you to stay active and lead a healthier life.
8. Who is your favorite athlete of all-time?
I don’t know. I don’t think I have one.
9. How about Michael Jordan?
Haha. No, definitely not, but we just watch a video about him in class and it was pretty interesting.
10. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
I’m going to say cats because I have four cats, but I really like dogs too. It’s a toss-up. I’m an animal lover like my mom and I’m probably the reason we have four cats.
11. Where is the toughest place to play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation?
Arizona State was hard because it was hot and it’s higher up I think, so it was harder to catch your breath. Places like UCLA and Stanford are tough too because those teams are so good.
12. Who are most influential people in your life?
My parents. They’ve always supported me and looked out for me.
13. What is your favorite food?
Anything. I love food.
14. What other sports do you wish you played?
Nothing really. I’ve played soccer and basketball, and I swam. Maybe softball. Softball looks fun.
15. What is your dream vacation spot?
I want to go to Australia, Hawaii, and Italy.
16. What do you do in your free time?
I exercise and workout. I hang out with my friends too.
17. What is your most prized possession?
My sports awards. No particular one, just all of them.
18. What is your favorite San Jose State team, other than your own?
I like to watch football. I’d actually like to play football, but I don’t think that would be good. I’m kind of small - maybe against little kids or something. Football is fun to watch, I like football.
19. What is your favorite thing about your sport?
The contact. You can let out all of your aggressions.
20. What is the one word you would use to describe yourself?
Kind. I care about people. I don’t like to be mean that much