Kristy Gonzalez

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Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2016-2017
Jersey Number: 30
Position: DB
Age: 24
Height: 5-1
Weight: 152
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
College: Northern Virginia Community College
Occupation: Vet Tech, Town and Country Animal Hospital


Kristy Gonzalez Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My mom…we had our rough patches while I was growing up, but once I got older, I saw her strength and she taught me to push through every obstacle presented to me. My strong, hard-headed perseverance is a trait I have picked up from my mom, and I always appreciate the mindset I have developed because of her. It has allowed me to grow as a person, and being hard on myself has allowed me to push through many challenges. I’ll never forget where I came from, and that is what motivates me every day.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Ray Lewis…his defensive plays were always a model for the defensive plays I tried to make in soccer. His ability to read plays and shut things down quickly was a sight to see. I always loved watching him lead the Ravens defense.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Playing soccer, working out, and advocating for pit bulls.
What is your favorite book?
Always Running, by Luis J. Rodriguez.
Who is your favorite musician or group?
J. Cole.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Hard-working, loyal, honest.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
Women’s tackle football is a great way to physically and mentally challenge myself. Growing up with a single mother of three, I wanted to show that women can be just as strong, aggressive, and respected as men. I also grew up watching football, and getting the opportunity to play is a dream of mine.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
Being a Diva means hard work and passion for the sport I love.