Devils Homecoming spotlight – Tommy Migchelbrink |

Devils Homecoming spotlight – Tommy Migchelbrink

Andrew Harley

Center midfielder Tommy Migchelbrink captains the Eagle Valley soccer team. He leads the team in scoring. He has played varsity all four years of his high-school career, and he’s lettered the past three. He admires the hilarious personality of Mike Michaelchuck and the musical stylings of Blink 182.

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Date of birth: June 4, 1986

Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio

Parents: Helen and Richard

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Sibling: Joel, sophomore at Vail Mountain School

Class: Senior

Position: Center midfield

What’s fun about soccer?: “Competing and winning.”

Best moment on the soccer field: “My freshman year when I played in the Glenwood Tournament.”

Most embarrassing moment on the soccer field: “Missing a P.K. in the regional playoffs last season. It was the fifth and final shot. It’s the only P.K. I’ve ever missed, and it ended our season.”

What’s it like playing for Brian Large?: “He’s become more assertive this year, and I think it’s helped our team come together this year.”

Funniest player on the team: “Mike Michaelchuck and Larry Flynt. They both carry themselves in a way that makes us all laugh.”

Favorite subject: “Math, because it’s easiest for me.”

College plans: “My No. 1 goal is to play soccer for the School of Mines.”

Career plan: “I’ll probably fall into engineering.”

Sports you watch: “Football. I like watching people get hit. It’s an exciting sport to watch. I also like watching soccer.”

Favorite soccer team: Arsenal

Favorite football team: Cleveland Browns

Favorite soccer player: Thiery Henry

Favorite football player: Donovan McNabb

Favorite Band: Blink 182

What do you listen to before a game and why?: NoFX

How do you psych yourself before a game?: “I just tell myself it’s like any other game … a must win.”

Favorite movies: “Remember the Titans” or “Saving Silverman”

Favorite movie star: Denzel Washington

Hobbies: Paintball and snowboarding

Favorite food: Anything mexican

Favorite color: Black

What is the best thing about being Tommy Migchelbrink?: “Having a good time. Being a senior in high school. Being a leader. Playing soccer.”

If you could create your own world, what would be the first three things you’d bring?: “A soccer ball, mexican food and a television.”

If you were principal Nelson Gould for one day, what would you do?: “I’d cancel school for the day.”

Andrew Harley can be contacted at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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