Senior Profile: Pamela Ruiz

Mon Dec 3, 2018
7484As we close out a successful fall season at Dominican University, DUstars.com will profile the graduating seniors from the fall rosters.  Pamela Ruiz was named to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) All-Freshman Team and received All-NACC honorable mention, posting a 0.91 goals against average in 2015.  A four-year letterwinner with the Stars' women's soccer program, Ruiz was a part of the program during the most successful four-year stretch in Dominican University women's soccer.  

Major: Criminology & Sociology

Minor: Spanish

Why did you choose to attend Dominican University?
I chose Dominican because it was close to home and it was a small school that had the majors I was looking to pursue.

What was your most memorable moment/experience in the Dominican soccer program?
The most memorable moment was when we beat Aurora for the first time in history my freshman year and making history in the program each and every year I have been here.

How has the Dominican soccer program helped prepare you for life after college?
It has helped me to have better time management and be more confident about myself when obstacles come along the way.

What advice would you give to future Dominican Star soccer student-athletes?
Don't panic if you're unsure about your major because everything will come at its time. Also, enjoy every second of the game and the people around you because time passes by quickly.

What are your career plans after graduation?
I'm hoping to work in a juvenile correctional center in the Chicagoland area.

Coaches comments:
"While Pam's contributions may not appear in the box scores, we would not have been as successful as we were this past year without her. Pam was a great teammate and provided leadership for a young roster." - Carlos Carrillo