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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF EAG SPORTS MANAGEMENT (TOP IMAGE); BY TODD ROSENBERG (ALL OTHERS) GOAL ORIENTED SOCCER STAR CHRISTEN PRESS KICKS OFF A NEW SEASON WITH THE CHICAGO RED STARS. Who: Christen Press. How you know her: The 27-year-old Chicago Red Stars forward scored nine goals during the US women's national soccer team's run to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Championship. Pinch-me moment: "After the World Cup, when we were flying around to thank the fans and just seeing the sheer number of people and the joy on their faces. It really brought everything into perspective." Next big goal: "Playing in the Olympics would be a huge honor, and I'm really excited about the opportunity." Spiritual athlete: The LA native unwinds with yoga and meditation. "I practice Vedic meditation, which is the most ancient type; it's founded on discipline so you have to do it every single day. They give you a specific mantra that is consid- ered sacred, and you're never supposed to speak it or think of it outside of your practice. So I can't tell you—sorry." Hero worship: The River North resident loves watching Serena Williams. "She embod- ies female power in every way." Chicago favorites: Roof on TheWit, the Riverwalk, and bike riding to the aquarium ("What a view!"). . "AFTER THE WORLD CUP, SEEING THE JOY ON FANS' FACES BROUGHT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE." 70 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM SCENE BREAKOUT

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