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Martin Sanchez returns for his sophomore season and being a part of a Navy defense that allowed just 13 goals a year ago.

Martin Sanchez returns for his sophomore season and being a part of a Navy defense that allowed just 13 goals a year ago.

July 22, 2011

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- NavySports.com recently sat down with Navy rising sophomore defenseman Martin Sanchez to find out more about the men's soccer player from Sailisbury, Md. Sanchez had an outstanding freshman campaign, being named a second-team freshman All-American by CollegeSoccerNews.com)(.) Sanchez says he likes the friendships and the bond between all of the guys on the Navy Soccer team and one day wants to open a surf shop in Ocean City.

The Navy men's soccer team opens its 2011 season on Friday, Aug. 26 with an 8:00 pm match a VCU and on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Old Dominion. The home opener will be the following Thursday (Sept. 1) against Fairleigh Dickinson beginning at 7:00 pm at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

Nickname: Don't have one

Superstitions: Don't have any

Best Player I Have Played Against: Zinedine Zidane (at a camp)

Team I Would Like to Play Not on Our Schedule and Why: Akron. They are supposed to be the best and we could be the team to beat them.

Dream Job: Owner of a surf shop near at my local beach (Ocean City)

Biggest Fear: Snakes for sure

I Would Have Liked to Have Witnessed: The Zidane headbutt in the World Cup

Best Book I Have Ever Read Is: Lord of the Flies

My Hometown is Famous For: The best crabs around

In 10 Years, I See Myself: Living in my home town owning my own business

Best Friend From Another Team: Eli Dennis (American)

Why Did You Choose Navy: To play soccer and follow in my grandfather's footsteps

Right Now My Service Selection Would Be: Marine Corps

After My Service Commitment I Hope To: Get out of the Navy and live near the beach

 

 

I Could Trade Places With One Of My Teammates It Would Be: Billy Sweetman

If I Could Be A Coach For A Day I Would: Coach FC Barcelona for a day

Best Thing About Playing Navy Soccer: The friendships and the bond between all of the guys is above all the best part of Navy Soccer

Three People (Dead or Alive) You Would Like To Have Dinner With: Pele, Jessica Alba, Dane Cook

Favorite Food: Chicken Tenders

Favorite Movie: Batman, The Dark Knight

Favorite TV Show: Survivor

Favorite Pro Athlete: Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens)

Favorite Soccer Player: Lionel "Leo" Messi (FC Barcelona)

Favorite Pro Sports Team: FC Barcelona

Favorite Website: Facebook.com

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