Welcome to the eighth edition of the Goucher College Athletics Alumnae/I Spotlight!
The Alumnae/I Spotlight is a Question and Answer feature of some of your favorite Gophers. We look forward to updating you on several former Goucher athletics and if you are a former Gopher and would like to participate in our Alumane/i Spotlight, Click HERE and we might use your responses for our spotlight feature!
Today we put the spotlight on former Goucher women's soccer player Christina Yarrish: A 2019 graduate of Goucher College, Yarrish appeared and started in 59 games for the Gophers. She posted 15 goals and nine assists for 39 points in her career including eight goals and three assists for 39 points in her senior campaign. She was awarded the Goucher Athletics Department Scholar-Athlete Award in her junior year
Yarrish is currently on the Women's Soccer All-Decade vote and fans have until Friday at 9 a.m. to vote! We have received over 500 votes with a couple days left before we announce the team on Friday afternoon! CLICK HERE TO VOTE.
Why did you choose Goucher College?
I chose Goucher because of the small class sizes and location near Baltimore.
How did Goucher College prepare you for the real world?
Goucher taught me how to contribute to difficult and important conversations that require a lot of critical thinking.
How did being a student-athlete help shape you into the person you are today?
Being a student-athlete taught me a lot about working hard and setting goals and also how to build strong relationships with the people you work with.
What was your most memorable experience at Goucher athletically?
My favorite memory as a Goucher Athlete is a tie between when we beat McDaniel and scoring a game winning PK in overtime my junior year.
What was your most non-athletic memorable experience at Goucher?
My favorite non-athletic memory was getting to present my research at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in NYC. It was also a great experience being able to meet Bill Nye at graduation (picture below)
What advice would you give current college students interested in pursuing a career in your field?
Self care!! Clients need you to be ready for them but that only happens if you take of yourself first.
Looking back at your time at the Goucher, what advice would you give to current Goucher students or someone looking to come to the Goucher?
Looking back now, I would tell Goucher students to enjoy every single moment because it goes by so fast. And to trust and believe in yourself because if you do that, the sky's the limit in what you can accomplish!
Give an update on what you have been up to since graduating from the Goucher College:
I am halfway through a Clinical Psychology Master's program. Right now I am working on my master's thesis and am interning at a counseling center where I provide therapy to my own clients.