Athlete Spotlight: Frank Gondwe

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Name: Frank Gondwe
Sport: Soccer
Position: CM (center-mid)
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: Manchester, England
Accomplishments: Played for Morecambe Academy and a Center of excellence in Lancashire

Why did you decide to come to America to play soccer?
So I could use it as a stepping stone. Two years here to get more video footage of me playing and stuff then transfer to a better university.

Who are your inspirations?
Sanchez, Aguero, and Messi.

What has been your favorite or most memorable moment playing soccer?
When I played my first match for Morecambe Academy I played very well against a team that was older and stronger than us, at the time I was only 13 while they were mainly 16-year old’s, but we played better soccer and beat them.

What are your plans after IVCC soccer?
I’m planning on transferring to a four-year university hopefully in California.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I take cold showers in the morning to wake myself up.

What is your favorite inspirational quotes?
My family and friends tell me to “be a man.”

What song gets you most excited for a game?
“Trophies” by Drake.

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Athlete Spotlight: Frank Gondwe