"I chose Minnesota because it provided me with an opportunity to play soccer at the highest level possible while still being able to fulfill my academic aspirations in the field of psychology."
All-Conference 2011...All-Area Second Team 2011...All-State: Best of the Rest 2011...Voted team's Defensive MVP 2011...Two-time letterwinner...Also a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Played for North Shore United...Two-time WI State Club Champion (2010, 2012)...Four-time WI State Cup Finalists (2011-2013)...2012 Region 2 Finalists...National League Competitors 2012-13...Ranked No. 1 in state for four years.
Daughter of Christine and Lamont Beal...Has five siblings, Dante (14), Tremane (11), Ashley (6), Abbey (6), and Zahn (3)...Born Nov. 18, 1994...Plans to major in Psychology.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT RASHIDA...
"It was really great to be part of Rashida's development in last five years. It was great to see the girl with tremendous athletic abilities working so hard to raise her skill level and become one of the best defenders in the states. On the field, Rashida is fearless, tough, and determined to win. She is one of the rare players that make a coach not worried about defense. Her athletic abilities are special and has been a pleasure watching her play. I wish her all the best in the future and she'll be very much missed at NSU." - Sinisa Angelovski, North Shore United Club Soccer Club
"Rashida is an athletic, feisty defender. She works extremely hard and is tough to beat. We have watched her time and time again shut out big time attackers from opposing teams. She is a no-nonsense player and we look forward to adding her to our backline this fall." - Minnesota Head Coach Stefanie Golan
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