Student Athlete Profile - Gerardo Chavez, Men's Soccer

Oct. 30, 2007

Gerardo Chavez
Men's Soccer
5-8 * Sophomore * F
Moreno Valley, Calif.
(Moreno Valley HS)

Gerardo's Bio

Post-college ambition: Play professional soccer

People with the greatest influence on his athletic career: His brother Fernando

Biggest thrill in sports: Winning the US Club National Championship

Athlete he most admires: Ronaldo

What impresses him most about his coach: He's a good person and he knows the game

Hobbies and outside interests: Skateboarding and going to the beach

Pre-competition superstition: I don't have any

Favorite movies: Face/Off, Boondock Saints & Green Street Hooligans

Favorite TV shows: The Simpsons & Who's Line is it Anyway

Favorite musical artist: Tupac

Favorite foods: Buffalo wings and pizza

Favorite class: Theatre

Favorite book: Treasure Island

Favorite professional team: Real Madrid

Favorite sports writer or announcer: Rex Hudler, color analyst for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Person he'd most like to meet: Ronaldo

Words that describe him best are: Outgoing, fast, clever

Best advice he's gotten about sports: "Just play the game."

What people should know about him but probably don't: He's fluent in Spanish

If he could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Ronaldo, Zidane & Kaka

Why he chose U of L: Because of teammate Othaniel Yanez, head coach Ken Lolla and the opportunity to play Division I soccer

Best part of being an athlete: The chance to travel

If he won the lottery, he'd use the money for: He'd save the money so that his nieces and nephews could go to college

The strangest thing that has ever happened to him while he was competing in his sport: Lightning struck the pond right next to the field he was playing on