Tommy Meyer | Indiana | Sr. | D

• Favorite athlete: John Terry
• Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
• Favorite city: Barcelona
• Favorite pro sports team: FC Barcelona 
• Place most like to travel: Italy
• Favorite movie: Gladiator
• Lucky number: 20
• Facebook or Twitter? Twitter

Who is your mentor and what is the most impactful thing they have taught you?

My dad. He says always work harder than everyone else, because there is always someone trying to outwork you.

What is your best team memory?

Last year, when we won the Big Ten Championship. We had to come from behind to beat Northwestern.


David Meves | Akron | Jr. | GK

• College or pro sports? College sports
• Reality TV or sitcom? Sitcom
• Cat or dog? Dog
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookie Dough
• Lucky number: 24 
• Winter or Summer Olympics: Winter Olympics
• Favorite superhero: Iron Man
• Favorite sport besides soccer: Basketball

• What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

The best advice I've ever gotten is that you need to fight for what you want cause it isn't going to come easy and keep fighting once you get it cause you can always lose it.

•  What is one game you’ll never forget and why?

One game that I will never forget is the national championship game last year, because I won it with my closest friends.


Michael Bartlett | Northern Kentucky | Jr. | MF

• Favorite athlete: Lionel Messi
• Last song you heard on your iPod: Mumford & Sons -- Roll Away Your Stone
• Lucky number: 3
• Celebrity crush: Jessica Alba
• Favorite superhero: Spiderman
• Favorite sports besides soccer: Ping pong
• Favorite food: Pizza Lunchable
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Motivational

What is a quote that you live by? 

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."

What is one game you’ll never forget and why?    

I’ll never forget the snowy 3-2 win against Rollins for the National Championship on Dec. 4, 2010.


Nick Pugliese | Williams | Sr. | MF

• Secret talent that no one knows about you: Love to play the piano
• Favorite pro sports team: Buffalo Bills
• Place you most like to travel: Istanbul, Turkey
• Latest read: Skylark by Dezso Kosztolányi
• Facebook or Twitter? Both :)
• Strangest nickname you have: Smiles
• Favorite sport besides soccer: Squash
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Ability to develop mental toughness
• Greatest strength you bring to the team: Work-ethic and ball distribution

What is a quote that you live by?

“Run for yourself, run for your mates.”

What is your best team memory?

During my sophomore season, we fought through two penalty-kick victories on our way to an appearance in the Final Four. Along the way, we had winning goals from a freshman and a senior, as well as contributions from everyone in between. Our relaxed yet supportive team chemistry, for which there is no formula, made the journey my most precious athletic experience.


Miles Victor Colago | Calvin | Sr. | D

• Favorite athlete: Lionel Messi
• Cat or dog? Of course I would pick dogs; cats don't have souls.
• Favorite pizza topping: Pineaple
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint chocolate chip
• Favorite pro sports team: FC Barcelona
• Latest read: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
• Favorite class: Post-Colonial Literature
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Dedication to Calvin College

What do you want to do when you graduate?

After graduation, I am planning on working in Central America in order to gain experience in the field of education, so that I may return equipped with knowledge and skills that would benefit me in an inner city teaching position, most likely the north side of Chicago. 


Andrew Natalino | Emory | Jr. | D 

• Pro or college sports? College sports
• Favorite athlete: Lance Armstrong
• Last song you heard on your iPod: Son of Man by Phil Collins
• Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Braves
• Place you'd most like to travel: Morocco
• Road trip or flight? Road trip
• Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics: SummerOlympics
• Mountains or beach? Mountains

What is your all-time favorite sporting moment? 

Jason Lezak's come from behind win in the 4x100M Freestyle Relay in Beijing

Who is your mentor and what is the most impactful thing they have taught you?

One of my most influential mentors is my sister.  She has taught me to live today like it could be my last and to live life to the fullest. I've learned from her that I should not just sit back and watch life pass by, and that if I want to do something I should do it now because I may not get another chance.