Athlete of the Week: Sebastian Gordon-Somers-Archer
HOMETOWN: Forest Hills, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Soccer?
My mom signed me up to play at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan around age three. Since then I was just never able to stop playing.
Outside Of Soccer What Do You Like To Do?
I love playing other sports like basketball and tennis. I also enjoy playing ukulele, I’m a model and a Netflix enthusiast (then again who isn’t?)
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
Definitely my parents. They helped me become who I am today and I will always look up to them.
Are You A Fan Of Any Teams?
Probably too many to be honest. I’m a huge Manchester United fan, but also enjoy watching the New York Red Bulls, New York Knicks, New York Giants, New York Mets and the New York Rangers. Can you tell I’m from New York? Haha.
Do You Have Any Superstitions?
I used to have this weird superstition that if I spit during a game, we would end up losing. That ended my senior year in high school.
What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?
When I was playing in an intramural league with my friends around six years ago, we made it to the championship and had to play the only team that beat us during the regular season. We ended up going into extra time and then penalties. I took the last penalty to win my team the championship and scored. Best. Feeling. Ever.