Q&A With Stefanie Fee
What is your earliest memory of playing or seeing your sport?
I started playing field hockey in 7th grade during P.E. class. It was one of the many sports I fell in love with growing up, but I knew that this one would take me the furthest in my athletic career.
How influential were your parents in your athletic career?
U.S. & World
My parents played an integral part in helping me succeed in my athletic career. From the countless hours spent car-pooling teammates to practice, to the center stadium seats for every game, I am so thankful for them. I would not be boasting the letters U-S-A without them.
What would people be surprised to learn about training for the Olympics?
It’s endless. There is no time off. Practicing is only part of it - eating sleeping, drinking, resting, etc. is just as important.
What are your pre-competition rituals?
I clean and organize everything. I always have to go for a walk before games to clear my head and Jackie Briggs braids my hair.
When you have time off, what would constitute a perfect day for you?
My perfect day during off-time would include - sweatpants, coffee, and HGTV.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Dancing is a hidden talent of mine that not many people would expect when they first meet me.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love writing. I currently have a blog and do multiple writing pieces for the company that I work for, Ecore.