OSUFC Player Highlight Week 2

Week 2 Player Highlights

Each week, OSUFC will be highlighting three players so as to get to know them a bit more off the field. For the second installment of Player Highlights, we will get to know Adam Hirsch, Josh McDaniel, and Alex Norton who all scored in our recent match against Toledo.

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Adam Hirsch, 2nd year Defender & Finance Major from Bexley, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite food is Chipotle. I could eat it any day of the week and would never get sick of it. I really don’t have one favorite type of music, as I enjoy almost anything that is played on the radio. I’m just not a huge fan of country music.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I’ve been playing soccer for about 17 years.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “Besides OSUFC, I am involved in the business professional fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I honestly have no idea what I want to do with my major, but I am participating in a co-op next semester with a consulting firm in Cincinnati so hopefully that experience will give me some clarification of what I want to do, or even what I don’t want to do.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “My favorite part of OSU has to be football game days. It is an unofficial holiday at Ohio State and everyone, regardless of how you feel about football, has a great time and cheers on the Buckeyes.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “My pregame routine is just taking a deep breath and relaxing. No one can control my game and how I play besides me, so I just try to remind myself of that so I don’t make mental mistakes.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “OSUFC has helped me become a better student because I find that I manage my time better when I’m busy. Being a part of OSUFC has allowed me to really focus on school work when I’m not practicing, but also helps me relax and escape the stress of classes when I’m at practice focusing on soccer.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “My favorite OSUFC moment so far has to be regionals last year. Even though the season ended sooner than we would have liked, it was a great experience being able to travel and bond with my teammates for an extended period of time.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “Hopefully I’ll be able to leave an impact similar to the one that the upperclassmen left on me when they graduated. They showed me that regardless of if you played the entire game or only got a few minutes, everyone has an important role on the team and everyone is an equal in games, practices, and off the field.”

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Josh McDaniel, 3rd year Midfielder & Exercise Science Major from Cincinnati, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “If I had to pick a favorite meal I would probably go with barbecue pulled pork but I’ll eat just about anything. Contrary to just about everyone else on the team, my favorite type of music is country but I also really enjoy Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I have been playing soccer for close to 17 years now.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “I work in outpatient Neuro Rehab at the Martha Morehouse on West campus. I work with patients who have spinal cord injuries mainly by helping them to walk on a treadmill. Sometimes we move their legs for them, and sometimes we just assist them as they walk which is all dependent on how severe their injury is. I also just joined Camp Kesem, which is a camp for children who have a parent battling cancer. I’m also hoping to get involved with lab research pertaining to exercise science in the near future.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I would like to become a physical therapist and work with sports teams. No matter what I end up doing I want to stay involved in sports.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “My favorite thing about OSU is that there are limitless amounts of opportunities to pursue no matter what it is you would like to do. You can be forced out of your comfort zone at times, but that’s a good thing and something that I am definitely thankful for.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “Before games I like to take a jog across the field by myself just to clear my mind and relax, that way when we start to warm up I’m ready to focus solely on the game.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “OSUFC has definitely helped me when it comes to managing my time. In order to play and do well on the field I have to be able to take care of things off of the field and playing for OSUFC has forced me to manage my time accordingly.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “I haven’t been with the team that long so I wouldn’t say that I have a single favorite moment, but I think my favorite thing about the team is that we’re all very competitive and have the desire and drive to be the best.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I want to be remembered as a person who was hard working and always strived to be his best, not just on the field, but off of the field as well. A national championship this year wouldn’t look too bad either.”

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Alex Norton, 4th year Forward & International Business Major from Cleveland, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite food is Picanha. Also, my favorite music is Gospel music, and Brazilian rap/funk.

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “As long as I can remember.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “Besides OSUFC I am not involved with much else on campus, but I spend a lot of time with my church just off campus and work part time for a multinational company headquartered in Cleveland.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I want to work for a company that allows me to travel the world. Also, I have aspirations to go back and live in Brazil where some of my family lives.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “The diversity among Ohio State students is unique and creates an atmosphere that encourages cultural understanding and exchange.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “Before each game I spend time focusing on muscle relaxation and then visualization. I also pray and thank God for the opportunity to glorify Him doing what I most like.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “The level of competition at OSUFC has pushed me to stretch my own limits both on and off the field academically and professionally.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “My first goal with the team last year was a great moment. It came in the first half against Dayton at a time in the game that was really tense. I then converted a penalty in the second half which helped close a great team win.

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “My goal is to help the team win the national championship this year. I think if I am able to do that then the trophy and medals that we all win will be a part of my legacy.