10 Questions with an Athlete: Paul Fedorczyk, Soccer


Evan Felser, Sports Editor

Paul Fedorczyk, men’s soccer


Phillipsburg, NJ

Major: Physical Activity


1. When did you start playing soccer?

I began playing soccer when I was 6 years old. My dad signed me up for a pee wee league and I have been playing ever since. I never really played any other sports competitively.


2. Do you have any pre-game rituals before you go on the field?

I don’t do anything special on game day. I just try to relax before the game.


3. What music do you listen to before the game?

I listen to Jay-Z, Eminem, and Ja Rule before the game.


4. Who is your favorite soccer player? Why?

Robin Van Persie. He plays for Manchester United in the Premier League. Van Persie is one of my favorite players because he is a play maker and scores ridiculous goals.


5. If you’re shooting a penalty kick, who is the goalie you wouldn’t want to see on the other side? 

Gianluigi Buffon, the goalkeeper for the Italian national team. He’s a brick wall between the posts.


6. What is your most unforgettable goal?

When I scored my first goal at Marywood. It was against Haverford. It was really exciting because I have never played at that high of a level before. So my first collegiate goal was pretty memorable.


7. What is your most memorable soccer moment?

When the team and I traveled over to Spain and France. We went during the summer of 2012 for a soccer tour. We went to Madrid and Barcelona, and France for a day.  We lost 13 to 0 against a Spanish team filled with talented players.


8. How has soccer help you become the person you are today?

Without soccer, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. It’s taught me to be a good leader and work in a team. I’ve played soccer my whole life, so it’s a big part of my life. 


9. What is a valuable lesson that you have learned from playing soccer?

Teamwork is the most valuable lesson that I have learned from playing soccer, as well as team chemistry, which is important in having a successful team. Playing on the field, you need to know where all eleven guys are throughout the game and make sure everyone is communicating constantly.


10. What do you plan on doing after Marywood?

After I graduate, I plan on going to physical therapy school and eventually become a physical therapist.