• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Jordan Appenzeller

Senior, soccer

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Hometown: Boone, Iowa

High School: Boone

Why Central?
I wanted to play soccer in college and get a good liberal arts education. Central was one of my top choices after I had an overnight visit with some of the soccer players and really enjoyed hanging out with them. Plus, being so close to home this was the best fit for me.

Best class you’ve taken and why
Intro to visual arts because it has been the only class I have taken with my roommate, Brandon Bautista.

Dream job
CEO of McDonalds fast food chain

Favorite Central athletics memory
Going to a Chicago Fire game with the team on a trip to Illinois.

Sporting event you’d love to attend 
The NBA Finals with the Miami Heat playing in it.

What you like best about Central soccer
Being part of a team that is like a family and being able to play soccer with some of my best friends. I also like how connected the alumni stays with current players and still supports the team.

Toughest part about being a forward
Having the responsibility of scoring, which can take a while to only score one or two goals as a team in a game. It takes patience and hard work in order to take the efforts of the defenders and midfielders to help put the ball in the back of the net.

Actor that should play you if they made a movie of your life
Jason Statham

Cafeteria food you missed the most over the summer
Fruit pizza

Artist, past or present, you’d pick to see in concert
Wiz Khalifa

Favorite Jersey Shore member 
Pauly D because his hair is awesome and he’s an awesome DJ

Central soccer game you’ll never forget
The Wartburg game my freshman year because that was the game, even though we lost in overtime, that I scored my first collegiate goal.

Why you love soccer
It’s a big team sport in which it involves participation of each player on and off the field. So team play is very important and it gives most players responsibilities to uphold in order to win. 

Funniest person on the team
Zach Jensen

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Joe Teas, Marcus Fenix, Gary Sorich, and Cole Train

Bucket list
Co-host Tosh.O
Box a kangaroo
Catch all of the 151 original Pokémon


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