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10 With Des - Jake Vattimo

10 With Des - Jake Vattimo
Athletic department intern and senior football player Desmond Radcliffe sits down with Jake Vattimo in the latest edition of 10 with Des. Vattimo, a member of the men's soccer team, is a junior sport management major from Geneseo. Vattimo has scored a pair of goals this season for the blue & gold
Has your soccer career at Alfred State College been going how you wanted it to? Tough question to answer, I didn't know what to expect coming in; now my goal is to help the team go to Nationals.
At what age did you start playing soccer and what influenced you to start playing? I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember; my parents had me playing at a very young age. But my mom and my grandpa were the major influence in playing soccer.

What are some of your personal goals for this season? Get better than the day before and help the team go to Nationals.

What are some of your favorite things about the athletic department? My favorite part about the athletic department is the relationship they have created with the athletes by supporting us at all of our contests. 

What do you do to get yourself into game mode? I am very superstitious! I try to listen to Eminem before every game, I have worn the same Nike shirt underneath my jersey since my first start at Alfred my freshman year, and I wearred socks underneath my game socks.

What are your future plans after your collegiate career is completed? I am looking into going and getting my MBA, I'd like to go to UNC at Chapel Hill or somewhere in a big city.

If you were able to create your own subway sub what would you call it and what would be on it? Well I get the same sub every time (Ham, tomato, and lettuce on Italian toasted). I just tell the lady I want my usual and she knows.

Who is your favorite pro athlete? I don't have one favorite pro athlete but I like those athletes that leave it all on the field, the ones that you know gave 110%.

If you could play for any pro soccer team who would you choose? Chelsea FC but I think it would be cool to play for the U.S. National team.

Who is a better Superhero Batman or Superman and why? Batman is the superior superhero for sure. Batman is way more realistic, he beats Superman in the comics more times then Superman beat him, the Batman movies are on such a higher level then any of the Superman movies, and lastly even Ben Affleck's Batman beat Superman. Superman is just kind of all talk.

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