Editor's Note: "Catching Up With..." is a new feature designed to highlight a former Columbia County athlete who has gone on to compete at the collegiate level.
Rebecca Bohler led the Lakeside soccer team for the past four seasons, including the state title game in May, when the Panthers lost to Marist.
Her high school efforts, which included being named The Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year as a senior, garnered her a scholarship to Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
She has started every game as a Bulldog.
1. CNT: What has been the hardest part of the transition from high school to college?
Rebecca Bohler: "The first week was a very hard transition. It was probably one of the hardest transitions I have had to face in my life just because it is two totally different kinds of soccer because the speed and intensity is so high. Every second that you're out there practicing, you're battling for a starting position. Every practice is intense. Now that I've been in it a month and a half, it is just part of it."
2. CNT: What do you have to work on the most to become a better player?
RB: "When you get into college, you have to anticipate a lot more. Before you get the ball, you have to know where you're going to go with it next. Anticipating and knowing the next pass and being fastest to the play are things that I am trying to do now."
3. CNT: What do you miss most about high school?
RB: "Now, my teammates are doing different things. I miss my high school team so much be-cause they were my family."
4. CNT: What do you and your teammates do for fun?
RB: "Because we play soccer, we don't really have time for fun. We go to late-night IHOPs. Until spring, we just hang out on campus".
5. CNT: What is better, an assist or a goal?
RB: "Definitely a goal, but I haven't experienced one of those yet. So an assist is doing OK. I know when I score a goal the girls will be jumping on top of me. I look forward to that moment."
- Compiled by Staff Writer Jonathan Heeter
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