Aug. 26, 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 Nick Lund of Hudson, Wis.
Why did you choose Wisconsin?
I chose Wisconsin because it seemed like the best choice out of all the schools I was looking at for soccer and academics. Also, I love the campus and how you feel as you are at the center of everything.
What goals do you have for the upcoming season?
My goals for this season are to create playing time for myself by improving my skills as a player and hopefully make the starting lineup. I also want to be trusted by my teammates and be able to be relied upon.
How did you spend your summer?
I spent my summer playing soccer, usually every day. I also have a cabin in Hayward, Wis., so my family and I spent pretty much every weekend up there.
What is the strongest part of your game?
I think that the strongest parts of my game are my speed and quickness and how I think about the game and also my ability to find the back of the net.
What part of your game needs the most work?
I think that the part of my game that needs the most work is my ability to stay composed under pressure and my ability to play defensively.
What are your favorite things about Madison?
I would have to say my favorite things about Madison are all the sporting events and that there is always something going on.
What are your pregame rituals?
Before a game, I don’t talk to anyone and just try to focus and get ready.
Outside of soccer, what is your best talent?
I would have to say downhill skiing is my best talent.
What class are you most looking forward to this year?
I am really looking forward to my physics course because I want to major in some sort of a science.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time watching TV, listening to music, running, or just taking a nap.
What is your favorite professional club?
Lord of the Rings
Favorite TV show:
That 70’s Show
Favorite pro athlete:
Best sports memory:
At the sectional track meet to go to state my senior year, we were ranked fourth in the 4x400 meter relay. With 100 meters to go, I passed three kids to win the meet and take us to state.