Jun 13, 2023 - Sports

How I wake up: Washington Spirit player Trinity Rodman

Photo illustration collage of Trinity Rodman inside a red alarm clock.

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At just 18, Trinity Rodman became the youngest drafted player in National Women's Soccer League history.

Here's how D.C.'s top soccer player gets her day started:

⏰ Wake up time: 9am.

💤 First thing she does: She checks on her Oura Ring, a sleep tracker worn on the finger, "to see how much I actually slept and kind of gauge where my mood is going to be for the day."

👖 What she wears: Even if she spends most of her time in the training facility ("I don't have much of a life."), the outfit matters.

  • "I go for cute outfits. Usually I'll stand in my closet for a good 10-15 mins. My teammates give me crap, 'You're about to take it off!'"

💄 Makeup routine: Only on game days. "Look good, feel good, play good."

  • 👚 A little hack: Hairspray on the jersey collar, so her makeup doesn't streak onto it.

🚰 What she drinks: At least two water bottles — and a Red Bull.

  • "I have a really bad obsession with Red Bull."

☕ Her local spot: Cafein in Centreville near where she lives for "very good coffee and pastries."

🚗 Commute: It's about 30 mins to the Leesburg training spot, but Rodman is an early bird, so she hops in her car about an hour and a half early.

ğŸŽ¶ Blasting in the car: Ariana Grande, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Trey Songz.

🥯 What she eats: Time allowing, she'll make eggs and bacon. Or a bagel with peanut butter at the facility, and a protein bar before practice.

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