20 Questions With Men Soccer’s Stuart Rodgers
UNCPBraves.com sat down with senior defender Stuart Rodgers to learn of his opinion on a variety of topics ranging from his idea of perfect happiness to how he wants to be remembered when he leaves Pembroke. The following 20 questions are a part of a continuing feature at your official Internet home for UNCP athletics.
Rodgers, an England native, played and started in all 18 games for the Braves last season and totaled a team-best 1,700 minutes on the field as well as captaining the team. He scored six points on three goals, which included the game-winning score in a 2-1 victory over Mount Olive. He registered 11 shots, five of which were on goal (.455), and scored his first goal of the season against Clayton State as well. He added his final goal of the season against Lander in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
This season, Rodgers has maintained the position of captain and has played and started in all 15 games to total more than 1,300 minutes on the field. He has posted two goals, including the game-winning goal against Georgia Southwestern, and scored his second goal of the season in the 5-0 shutout victory over Barton. Rodgers has been an integral part of a UNCP defense that has only allowed opponents to score 13 goals.
20 Questions With UNCP Senior Defender Stuart Rodgers
Your Idea Of Perfect Happiness: Playing football for as long as I can, with a job I love.
Oddest Talent: I am really good at Call of Duty Zombies on the XBOX.
Song You Must Listen To Before A Game To Get "Pumped Up": U2 - Beautiful Day
Best Place To Relax: By the pool
The Team I Would Add To Our Schedule: USA National Team. I think we could beat them!
The Professional Athlete's Poster I Had On My Wall: David Beckham
Any Significance To The Number On Your Jersey?: It's the number I've played in since I was 10.
Favorite Movies: Step Brothers, Green Street Hooligans, and Ronin.
If You Were A Candy, What One Would You Be And Why?: Cookies and Cream because it's the best candy out there and everyone loves it.
Favorite Thing To Collect: Pub/bar mirrors
I Wish I Knew How To: Speak a different language.
What Is A Fear You Have That Most People Don't Know About?: I hate cotton wool, because I can't stand the feel of it.
Youngest Childhood Memory: Getting my leg stuck in a chair and having to have the chair cut apart to get my leg out.
Favorite Meal To Cook: Spaghetti Bolognese.
What Is The Most Important Thing You've Learned While Playing At UNCP?: Responsibility
What I Love Most About UNCP: My friends
I Came To UNCP Because: Of my coach.
My Advice To Youngsters Would Be: Never give up on your dream.
What Is One Thing You Want To Happen Before You Leave UNCP?: Make the NCAA tournament.
How Do You Want People At UNCP To Remember You?: As a guy who was friends with everyone, well-liked and a good athlete.