Men's Soccer's Austin Brown Featured in CAC Introducing...
York, Pa. - St. Mary's sophomore Austin Brown (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul's) saw limited action for the men's soccer team in 2010, making three saves while allowing one goal on seven shots in 45 minutes of action. But he emerged this season to not only take over the starter's role between the posts, but earn the distinction of serving as team captain. INTRODUCING … SMC's Austin Brown.
Briefly, what is your background in the sport you play? Started playing at like 5 years old in my backyard, all downhill from there ... sort of.
What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot is the waterfront - just amazing scenery.
Outside of your home and campus, where is your favorite place visit? My favorite spot to visit is Montana – it's all about that big sky.
Other than your team, what organization (s) do you participate in (on campus or off campus)? The main thing I participate in, other than soccer, is the admissions office. I am pretty committed to doing interviews and panels.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during your collegiate athletic career. My most memorable experience was beating Stevenson last year 3-2 in double overtime. It was an incredible game with incredible plays.
What is the most important societal issue facing college students? That's hard to say ... maybe it's the acceptance of others' sexual preference.
If you could change any one item in the world (in your personal life, school, community, amateur or professional sports, national/international issue, etc.), what would it be, why, and how would you do it? I would want a tournament playoff for college football. I know there are some more logistical issues behind this but do it like the World Cup, every four years have a tournament and the other three years go back to bowl games.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? My major is psychology. So far, in my short academic career in that field, I'm learning that your thoughts and feelings are not special.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? This is another tough one – there have been so many. A lot of my coaches have been real great. Ryan Carr, the head strength and conditioning coach at Iona College, helped build my work ethic to what it is. He probably has had one of the biggest impacts.
What is your favorite form of entertainment? I enjoy stand-up comedy – it's always a good laugh.
What is your favorite source of information (TV, book, magazine, website, friends in dining hall, etc.)? I love sitting down and watching SportsCenter or reading a book, but my favorite would be the web. It's quick and easy to use.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? Be yourself, do not change who you are for others.
Outside of the Capital Athletic Conference, who or what is your favorite sports person or team? Hands down, my favorite sports person is Ray Lewis. Hardest working player in the NFL - tenacious and shows up to play every weekend.
Name three (3) people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with. I'd like to have dinner with Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather) – that would be cool ... also, Ray Lewis – to motivate me ... and Lavell Crawford – to chat and laugh with one of my favorite comedians.