Player Highlight Week 6

Yuval Greenshtein, Ross DiDonna, and Brock Hersch

Week 6 Player Highlights

Each week, OSUFC will be highlighting three players so as to get to know them a bit more off the field. This week we will get to know Ross DiDonna, Yuval Greenshtein, and Brock Hersch.

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Ross DiDonna, 4th year Midfielder & Neuroscience Major from Brunswick, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite type of food would definitely be steak. Favorite type of music is a lot harder to choose because I listen to a variety of genes, including country. Yes, country. Haters gonna hate man.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “My whole life just about. I would say roughly 18 years.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “I am involved in several different clubs other than OSUFC, including Pharmacy club, D.A.R.E, and volunteering at the Wexner Medical center. I am hopefully joining the Ski/Snowboarding club this winter.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “My goal is to go to Pharmacy School here. I am in the process of applying so fingers crossed. In the future, I hope to travel the world one day. I have a long list of places I want to go.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “Hands down the tradition here at Ohio State and the endless opportunities that come with it. Coming into college I was looking for a university that I could play soccer at, as well as obtaining a degree in the specialized field of my choice. Also, there is nothing like GAMEDAY.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “In light of the Cavs winning the NBA Championship, it goes something like this …. (blank) Steph Curry, (blank) Steph Curry, (blank) Steph Curry.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “Without a doubt OSUFC has helped me become a better overall person. Balancing practices everyday along with course work has allowed me to develop better time management skills. Also, I think it has allowed me to develop more confidence as well. I met tons of new people through the club and have experienced memories that will last forever.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “My favorite memory would definitely be winning the National Championship in 2014. A remarkable experience that I will cherish the rest of my life. Not many people can say they are a National Champion.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I hope to leave a legacy with the club. I want to be remembered as someone who day in and day out performed at a high intensity. I am a firm believer in the amount of work you put in now, correlates to how successful you will be in the future. No pain, no gain. “

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Yuval Greenshtein, 3rd year Defender & International Business Major from New Albany, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite food is sushi, and I mostly listen to anything I can vibe to depending on my mood.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I think for around 17 years; I’ve been playing my whole life.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “Besides OSUFC, I am a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, as well as a couple organizations in the Fisher College Of Business. I try to get involved and meet new people as often as I can.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “Right now, my plan is to travel as much as I can to see a lot of different places while still doing business on the go.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “I love the number of people and options. Every day you walk past hundreds of students that you have never seen before. I love having options and this place offers exactly that.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “Usually I like to watch a movie or play a game of FIFA before a game. I like to clear my mind and not try to stress too much.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “This year it has really thought me to better balance my time. Going to class the whole day, I usually study at night. But with night practices I have to make sure I organize my time accordingly to not miss anything.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “So far, my favorite moment is our 3-2 win over UC. This was one of the best games I was ever apart of and the feeling of all of us coming together to achieve our goal and staying as a team really says something about the guys, especially when we scored the winning goal on the 93rd minute.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I hope that the guys will remember that I always had their back. The team is the most important part of soccer. And everyone plays a role on the field, bench, and outside the field and it is important to stay together as a unit.”

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Brock Hersch, 4th year Midfielder & Industrial Systems Engineering Major from Beachwood, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite food is definitely Chick-fil-a. I’m always listening to some futuristic funk music.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I’ve been playing soccer since I could walk… so like 7 years old.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “I’m in Kappa Sigma Fraternity.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I hope to be working in the continuous improvement side of Engineering.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “I love everything about OSU. The massive amount of things to do, people to talk to, and opportunities to be had just touches the surface of what OSU has to offer. Obviously the soccer is just another added bonus.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “I don’t have a set of pregame rituals before every game, but before big games I like to give the same motivational speech in the pregame huddle to get everyone pumped up but more so to relax and laugh a little. It’s a secret speech only for few ears to hear.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “The time commitment actually helps me with a set schedule and success in the classroom. It keeps me fit and keeps me staying competitive, not just on the field, but in all necessary aspects of life.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “Favorite OSUFC moment so far has to be just last week in the big win over Cincinnati. It wasn’t just about beating them that was my favorite, but more about how we came together as a team, to fight, have fun, and in the end, bring home the win. Playing at the Stadium made it a tad bit more invigorating. “

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I hope to help us bring home another national championship. Whatever my role may be I know its possible and we have the drive to do it. I want to be a part of the overall team legacy that had that special persistence and determination to bring the trophy back to OSU.”