Who the Buc are you? With Emilio Mendoza ’24
The Round Table got the opportunity to sit down with Emilio Mendoza’24 and find out who the Buc he is!
RT: Where are you from?
Mendoza: “Tremonton, Utah.”
RT: What is your major?
Mendoza: “Business Economics”
RT: What is your plan after college?
Mendoza: “I ask myself this same question everyday and I still do not know”
RT: How did you choose Beloit?
Mendoza: “I chose beloit because I was able to continue my education and play soccer”
RT: When did you start playing soccer and how did you get into it?
Mendoza: “When I was six or seven. All my brothers played soccer when they were that young so I followed in their footsteps.”
RT: What is your favorite aspect of soccer?
Mendoza: “Being a part of a team.”
RT: How long have you competed?
Mendoza: “About 10 years”
RT: How do you get hyped for a game?
Mendoza: “Listen to my pre game playlist”
RT: What’s your favorite memory with the team?
Mendoza: “Getting our first win of the season. It showed the hard work we all put in during the off season”
RT: Does the team have any traditions?
RT: What does a typical practice look like?
Mendoza: “Start with some band work then get into a solid warm up. Then straight into drills”
RT: What are some of your goals in soccer and in life?
Mendoza: “For soccer, my goal is to make the conference tournament. My goal in life at the moment is to graduate college and have a job lined up.”
RT: Do you have any superstitions?
RT: Do you have any pets? Names? Breed?
Mendoza: “I have four dogs: One teacup chiwawa named Hawk, two maltese brothers named Paco and Olie, and then a rescue dog named Emily which we believe is a mix of lab, pitbull and another breed.”
RT: If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Mendoza: “I would like to have super speed so I could run everywhere and be super fast.”
RT: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Mendoza: “Hawaii because I’ve never been and everyone says it’s cool.”
RT: Stance on pineapple on pizza? Why or why not?
Mendoza: “Absolutely not. Pizza is one of the best foods on the planet and putting pineapple on it completely ruins it.”