• 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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Gary Sorich

Senior, soccer

(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)

Hometown: Downers Grove, Ill.

High School: Lemont

Why Central?
I knew I wanted to go to a smaller school and wanted to continue playing soccer. I visited on an overnight and got a really good feeling after meeting many of my future teammates. I knew it would be a good environment to come to.

You’re majoring in actuarial science because…
I had no idea what I wanted to do when I came to Central. I started taking math classes because I enjoyed that, and one day my professor told me about a new major that Central just got: Actuarial Science. When I looked more into it I thought this would be something that I would enjoy and be good at.

The best thing about playing defender
Would be slide tackling. I love going into a tackle and winning the ball and then running up the field for a counter attack.

Pre-game ritual or habit
The only thing I notice is that a splash cold water on my face and hair before leaving the locker room.

Favorite Central memory
There are too many to have a favorite, but many of them have come from my roommate Zach Jensen, and his notorious Wheeze laugh. If you have never heard it you are missing out.

Why you love Central soccer
I really enjoy everyone’s attitude and love for the game. Also the fact that we are all super close friends helps us play on the field.

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Garry Laidlaw
That he still has a better shot out of anyone on our team.

Best class you’ve taken and why
The class that I thought was going to suck and ended up giving me the most benefit would be my Technical Writing class. It gave me better understanding of writing in the business world, something I will use for the rest of my life.

Person past of present you’d like to have lunch with
I would like to have lunch with my uncle Gary. I never got a chance to meet him, and my dad say’s I am the reincarnation of him.

Teammate who would be most likely to win on “Dancing with the Stars”
Zach Jensen, he has the best cat daddy around, and the goofiest kid on the team :)

The thing that annoys you most about forwards
When they also play defense, It is nice when they only want to attack.

Can’t live without….

Place you would most like to visit
Anywhere in Europe would be pretty fun to see.

The best book you’ve read
Game of Thrones, Also a great TV series.

Bucket list
It might seem mean, but I have  always wanted to splash someone I know walking on the sidewalk by my car hitting a big puddle on the street.



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