UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Ulisses Silguero, Junior, Boys’ Soccer

‘Ulisses Silguero is a standout junior captain who provides leadership for our program on and off the soccer field. On the soccer field, Ulisses has great technical ability and knowledge of the game and is truly a complete player that has a bright future. Ulisses excels in the classroom taking honor courses and maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. He is being recruited and will be a great asset to any program.’
— Union boys soccer coach Lester Lembryk

How long have you been playing soccer and who got you started?
I have been playing soccer ever since my father got me started at the age of 5.

Do you have a favorite professional team and how did you gravitate toward them?
My favorite professional team is Liverpool FC. One day I woke up to watch some English Premier League matches, and I happened to turn on a Liverpool game. They won by a large margin, so I decided to look them up. I was taken away by their history and their support group, and from that day forward I became a Liverpool fan.

How did you react when the United States was eliminated from World Cup qualifying?
I feel like the United States are in a transitional period right now ever since their attempt at the 2010 World Cup, but I think there is a bright future for our team considering the amount of American youth talent around the world.

What other sports do you play or follow?
I do not play or follow any other sports. Soccer has completely consumed my attention.

What do you like to do when you’re not playing soccer?
When I am not playing soccer, I like to have a good time with friends and family.

Is there a particular food/meal/restaurant you enjoy?
My favorite food is pasta, but I don’t necessarily have a go-to restaurant.

What are your post-high school aspirations?
I would like to attend a university with a division one soccer team, and hopefully join the MLS soon after.

What have you learned about yourself by playing on a sports team?
I’ve learned that soccer can give me a lot of happiness and joy, but making new friends and sharing our love for the sport is the best part of playing on a sports team.

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