Meet the Mid Presented by Verizon Wireless ... Eric Wootten
Eric Wootten has played in 26 games during his two seasons at Navy.
July 26, 2011
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- NavySports.com recently sat down with Navy rising junior midfielder Eric Wootten to find out more about the men's soccer player from Woodbridge, Va. Wootten is one of the team's top students, owning a 3.81 GPA in honors systems engineering and is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Wootten hails from the same high school of one of the Naval Academy's most famous alums, David Robinson, and aspires to be a Navy doctor.
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: Old Man Woot, Woot, and Wootty
Best Player I Have Played Against: Jozy Altidore
Team I Would Like to Play Not on Our Schedule and Why: Virginia. Excited to finally play them this year!
Dream Job: Navy Doctor
Biggest Fear: Not winning a NCAA Championship
Best Sporting Event I Have Ever Attended: USA vs Honduras
I Would Have Liked to Have Witnessed (does not have to be sports related): The creation of the universe
Best Book I Have Ever Read Is: The Art of Happiness (by the Dalai Lama) is just one of my favorites
My Hometown is Famous For: Battle of Bull Run
Most Famous Alum From My High School: David Robinson
In 10 Years, I See Myself: Famous
Best Friend From Another Team: Matt Scott (VCU)
People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I've been dating my girlfriend for over four years
Why Did You Choose Navy: Best balance of Academics, soccer, the military and honorable people.
What Has Surprised Me The Most About The Academy Is: The food, its good
Right Now My Service Selection Would Be: Navy Doctor
After My Service Commitment I Hope To: Get rich and famous helping people
Best Thing About Playing Navy Soccer: Gameday
Three People (Dead or Alive) You Would Like To Have Dinner With: Albert Einstien, Immanuel Kant, Richard Dawkins
Hobbies: Anything Outdoors
Prized Possession: My Family
Most Memorable Sports Moment: To be determined
My Favorite Summer Vacation Was: Hawaii
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Hot Shots
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Pro Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Soccer Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite Pro Sports Team: FC Barcelona
Favorite Website: Amazon.com
Favorite Class at Navy: Systems Engineering
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