11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
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Hometown: Van Meter, Iowa
High School: Van Meter
I actually just kind of showed up here. I had been here to help move a cousin and a family friend, but I never went on a formal campus visit. I fell in love with Central through talking with the men’s soccer coach (Garry Laidlaw) and by word of mouth from other I knew who had been here.
Favorite professor and why
While all the teachers that I have had classes with are phenomenal, my favorite teacher is Mark Johnson. He teaches in a way that is not only informative, but extremely entertaining. You can tell that he loves his job and it shows in his approach to teaching.
My dream job is easy. I would love to develop websites for a living. The creativity of designing as well as being able to code something usable is a unique experience and something that I enjoy every day.
Favorite Central memory
Having Central’s former president (Dr. Roe) come out to a soccer practice and help work with the goalies was a truly unique experience. I had no idea he knew so much about soccer!
Best part about being at the end of the alphabet
That rare instance when a professor assigns projects in reverse alphabetical order. When you finally get the first pick you appreciate it!
Toughest part of practice
Sprints! Goalies are not well known for their speed.
Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
I would love to have lunch with Al Gore… The man invented the internet! ;)
Your favorite quote/phrase from Coach Garry Laidlaw
Anything in regards to his favorite EPL team beating a player’s favorite team. He tends to rub it in which is extremely entertaining.
Best part about being a goalkeeper
The sweet gloves!
Your funniest teammate and why
Probably K.J McQuerrey. He is by far the most creative speech writer on the team.
What you say to people that tell you goalkeepers aren’t real soccer players
I say they should try it sometime!
Can’t live without…
My computer. I am a HUGE nerd.
Pre-game ritual or habit
I have a 9 year old, grimy cut-off I always wear for my games.
Your favorite website
My favorite website is probably XKCD. I love nerd humor.
Why you love Central soccer
The team is fantastic and we always have a blast!
Travel to Europe and eat chocolate from every country. I may or may not have a tiny sweet tooth.
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