Tytti Niemi

Tytti Niemi
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015
Jersey Number: 20
Position: RB
Age: 22
Height: 5-5
Weight: 134
Hometown: Seinäjoki, Finland
High School: Seinäjoki HS (Finland)
Occupation: Cultural Care Au Pair

Tytti Niemi Q&A

Who is your biggest supporter?
My best friend, Sara.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
My dad…he died suddenly and nobody saw it coming, so there was no time for goodbyes.
Who is your female sports idol?
Tiina Salo…she plays quarterback for my former team. She also plays defense, kicks off, and lines up at every possible position. She’s on the field almost the whole game, and she’s in such good shape she doesn’t even complain about it.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
It used to be Ray Lewis but now that he’s retired, it’s Adrian Peterson…he’s a great running back, even though he’s been through a lot.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Football, kickboxing, horror movies, and human anatomy and physiology.
What is your favorite movie?
There are so many of them! 300, A Beautiful Mind, Hannibal, and The Lion King.
What is your favorite TV show?
Orange Is The New Black.
What is your favorite travel location?
Anywhere warm with nice beaches and sun.
What is your favorite food?
Filet mignon with baked sweet potato/mashed potatoes and veggies.
What is your favorite book?
My quote book, Live Happy.
Who is your favorite musician or group?
The Sounds.
What is your favorite quote?
“Remember to taste the words before you spit them out.”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Easygoing, active, blondie.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
I’d like to be a sports doctor or physiotherapist and have my own apartment and decorate it just the way I want. I also wish I could have a beautiful family of my own one day!
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
When I beat my best result in a speed and strength test.
How did you hear about women’s football?
They were starting to build a women’s football team in my city in Finland and my friend told me about it.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
Because it’s a sport where you can make progress but never become perfect, and there are always new things to learn so you will never get bored with it.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
It means playing football with all my heart!