Athlete of the Week

Photo by Holly Lipka.
Photo by Holly Lipka.

Athlete of the Week – John Guzzo

SPORT: Soccer

YEAR:  Third Year

MAJOR: Sociology

HOMETOWN: Carle Place, New York


How Did You First Start Playing Soccer?

I first started playing soccer when I was about 6 or 7 years old when my parents signed me up to play in my town’s local intramural league. After playing for a while, I realized the passion I had for the game of soccer. I am still friends with many of the kids that I have played with over the years.

Outside Of Soccer What Do You Like To Do?

Outside of soccer I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing other sports. I play a lot of pick-up basketball, football and baseball. I also have a house in the Catskill Mountains where I snowboard, ride quads and go hunting and fishing.

Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?

My parents are my biggest role models. My parents have always had my back, and they always will. They have given me anything I could ask for and more. My parents have made every effort to see me play when they can.

Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?

I am a fan of many professional teams. I am a huge fan of Arsenal FC, a soccer team based out of London, England. I am also a fan of the New York Rangers, Giants and Mets. Let’s Go Mets!

Do You Have Any Superstitions?

I do not have any sports related superstitions, but before every game I try to keep my routine the same.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?

My favorite sports memory has to be when I won the state championship for men’s soccer my senior year of high school. It was my high school’s first state championship for soccer. Getting to spend the weekend with my teammates upstate was an unreal experience.


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