Homecoming spotlight – Mauricio Lagos
Don’t be surprised if you see Mauricio Lagos stopping goals one game and scoring goals the next game. Mauricio has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember, for which his teammates are thankful. Today he’ll take the field against Moffat County. For more on Mauricio, read on:Date of birth: September 20, 1987Born in: Arenal Yoro, HondurasParents: Josefa and OscarSiblings: Eldenia, Oscar, Mervin, and Virginia
Position: Goalkeeper and midfieldWhat do you like best about soccer?: “Everything you do makes you a better player – even the hardest stuff.”What has been you best moment in soccer?: “Saving goals against a hard team. One time I saved a penalty kick in a La Liga game.”What is different about this team than years past?: “Everybody is treating each other with respect and everybody works together.”What is your coach Chad Sloniker like?: “I think out of all the coaches I’ve had, he’s the best. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a good guy and a great teacher. He taught me in computer class.”Favorite thing about school: “Being able to hang out with my friends and my girlfriend.”Favorite subject: “Physical conditioning – I get a work out.”
Plans for next year: “I’m not sure what I want to be in life, but I want to go to college and do something with soccer.”What is your favorite soccer team?: Barcelona Favorite soccer player: “Ronaldihno. He makes things look easy, but they are pretty hard to do.”Favorite national soccer team: “Portugal – I’m tired of Brazil always winning.” If you could visit a place, where would you go?: Europe Favorite movie: Sin CityFavorite food: Chinese and Mexican
What is the craziest thing you’ve eaten?: Frog legs.Favorite TV shows: Simpsons and Mind of Mencia.What do you do in your free time?: “Spend time with my girlfriend.”If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: “Being able to freeze time. I’d would stop it so nothing bad would happen.” Longest you’ve gone without sleeping: 20 hoursIf you had the day off tomorrow and could do anything, what would it be?: “I would go to Honduras to see my grandparents.”
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