Aug. 21, 2010
With 13 true freshmen in addition to two transfers, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team has many new faces for the upcoming season. Follow along as UWBadgers.com introduces the newest Badgers during preseason training camp. Today, we meet freshman Luke Goodnetter of Elm Grove, Wis.
Why did you choose Wisconsin?
I chose Wisconsin because I have always wanted to go there since I was little. It is a great institution with outstanding academics along with having the privilege of playing for the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team.
What are you expecting out of your first season at UW?
I am expecting a new soccer environment, which will be tough and very demanding.
What goals do you have for the upcoming season?
I hope to get to the NCAA tournament and help contribute to the team’s success.
How did you spend your summer?
I spent my summer hanging with friends along with training for soccer.
What is the strongest part of your game?
The strongest part of my game is leadership and passing.
What part of your game needs the most work?
Being a little more quick on the ball
What is your favorite thing about Madison?
Having a city environment along with one of the best institutions in the country
What are your pregame rituals?
Just relaxing and hydrating myself for the game
Outside of soccer, what is your best talent?
I am pretty decent at tennis.
What class are you most looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to my poly science class. It seems very interesting!
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time hanging with friends and watching movies.
What’s your nickname?
I really don’t have one although some of my friends call me Goody.
What is your favorite professional club?
Any type of pasta is good to me.
Favorite TV show:
Two and a Half Men
Favorite pro athlete:
Kobe or Dwayne Wade
Best sports memory:
Playing high school soccer under the lights against Brookfield Central every year