With the 2014-15 season up and running the Argonauts Men’s Soccer team is ready to bring a championship home. This year it has been very noticeable that each sports team has recruited quite heavy. With so many new faces on campus, many are wondering where did all these new faces come from?
One of the new faces on the soccer team is Midfield/Forward Joseph Sorensen. Joseph is true freshman from Portland, Oregon.
“Transitioning from my hometown to NDNU was fairly easy, since the community is very welcoming and I am very involved in the community”, Sorensen confidently stated.
Being able to transition from a hometown environment to a college environment is a big thing but being able to transition from high school sports to college sports is a even harder task.
“The transition has been somewhat smooth, though there is definitely a learning curve to overcome. The biggest goal though is to continue to have a very high work ethic when training and in a game.”
With a high work ethic on the field comes a high and constant work ethic off the field. As a Notre Dame de Namur student athlete, all players must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA regardless if their sport is in season or not. When being on a team, it is not only a team but a family who pushes each other to try and surpass their own limitations.
Sorensen plans to receive at least a 3.5 GPA if not higher and his teammates plan to help him succeed and reach his goal. As a business major Joe tries to stay very organized while also trying to eat healthy so he may be refreshed and energized on the field and off the field.
“With such a large variety of food in the café I plan to improve my eating habits, especially at dinner and breakfast.”Sorensen, among trying to improve his eating habits, hopes this will help him make a big contribution to the team this year.