How would you define “values?”
Values are components of an ideology or lifestyle that are both innate and extrinsic in human beings. We use them to develop ourselves as people and guide each of us as individuals through is our life's journey.
What does the Rosemont Mission mean to you?
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
If I were a shoe, I would probably be a "Ferragamo" loafer; the finest craftsmanship
with the perfect combination of quality, comfort, and class.
Would you rather visit Paris, France or Sydney, Australia?
This is a tough question for me to answer off the bat; coincidently, both countries are ones that I would like to visit. I always like to get a taste of both bigger cities and smaller towns of a state or country when I travel. I feel as though that allows me to experience travel both "as a tourist" and "as a local". I think I'd probably like to visit France first; it's been on my mind longer than Australia has!
Campus Involvement: RSAAC President, Captain Men's Soccer Team
Name 5 things you love (other than your family) or love doing?
- My friends
- The game of soccer
- My family's cooking
- The beach
- Just about any type of music
What goal are you currently trying to achieve?
I am currently recovering from an injury, so my goal is to get back on the playing field and help my team win the CSAC Championship for the first time in our history.
Who or what inspires you?
Alessandro Del Piero. He was and still is my favorite professional soccer player of
all time and watching him play made me want to be just like him, it isn't anything that can be explained in words, it's just a sensation
I get from seeing him on the ball and interacting with fans, players, club staff, and media. Andrea Pirlo comes in a very close
second though (another professional soccer player!). And of course, although it's
cliché, I have to say my family inspires me. The look on the face of a parent, sibling, uncle and aunt, or grandparent when they hear good news about
me is absolutely priceless, and is a driving force for my motivation day in and day out!
Where is the furthest place you have traveled?
I lived in Sicily when I was younger, but also vacationed in Germany for a bit.
Favorite college memory? (from which college?)
My favorite college memory would have to be from my freshman year at Rosemont when my roommate scored the game-winning goal against Marywood University and ran to the corner flag to take his shirt off to celebrate. This was a typical celebration for really any soccer player in any country, except in America, so of course, when he did this, everyone from players to coaches and fans went crazy! We both had been planning our first college-goal celebrations for a while and we both liked the idea, he just happened to score first (which meant I had to come up with something new). I can't say it wasn't still an exciting time though and a memory of a lifetime!
What advice would you give to your college self?
Set attainable goals for yourself, always work hard, and try to remain focused on them. Many people fall behind or get
lost along their journey, but stay strong and persevere to find your way if you do.
Oh, and don't forget to have fun while you're at it- not because it's college and
you wont have fun in "the real world", but because "hey, it's college!", and like any other thing you
do, it should be at least a little fun!