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Meet the Mid Presented by Verizon Wireless ... Eric Wootten

Eric Wootten has played in 26 games during his two seasons at Navy.

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

Superstitions: None

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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