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Senior Soccer Player Sits Down With The Crier

Going for the ball, senior Michael Bodeker gets tripped up.

Going for the ball, senior Michael Bodeker gets tripped up.

Photo by Michael Bodeker

Going for the ball, senior Michael Bodeker gets tripped up.

Photo by Michael Bodeker

Photo by Michael Bodeker

Going for the ball, senior Michael Bodeker gets tripped up.

Senior Soccer Player Sits Down With The Crier

Crimson Crier: What was your mindset playing varsity soccer as a freshman?

Michael Bodeker: “It was really intimidating because everyone was bigger than me and smarter and I needed to get smarter so I could improve my game to play with them.”

CC: When did you start playing soccer?

Bodeker: “I started playing soccer when I was five or six”

CC: What was your experience before high school soccer?

Bodeker: “I played a lot of club soccer with HFC and goalkeeping training.”

CC: Why did you get pulled up to freshman year?

Bodeker: “The varsity backup broke his wrist so I came up and rode the bench and practiced with varsity.”

CC: How has your career on the varsity team been?

Bodeker: “Personally, I’ve thought I’ve done pretty well but the team should’ve made the playoffs the last two years but we just couldn’t deliver and part of that is my responsibility too.

CC: What are some highlights of your career?

Bodeker: “Definitely my first game. I was so nervous I was shaking when I got subbed on and also senior night last year playing my last game with all the seniors.”

CC: What are the not so good times of soccer you’ve endured?

Bodeker: “Getting eliminated from the play-offs really hurt last year.”

CC: What are you looking forward to most this season?

Bodeker: “Making the play-offs this season.”

CC: How is your position on the team important?

Bodeker: “It’s the most important position, I have to communicate the most and be technically sound and just make saves.

 

 

 

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