The Clubhouse Player Spotlight: Brett Georgulis
December 8, 2009
This blog is designed to draw attention to our club sports and the student athletes who compete for Texas State. Earlier this season, I contacted Brett Georgulis (President of the Men’s Soccer Club Team) and asked him if he would be willing to answer a few questions about himself and the soccer club.
Chris : Brett, What is the name of your Sport Club?
Brett: Texas State Men’s Club Soccer
C: How do people join your club?
B: We have tryouts at the beginning of the fall semester.
C: How many members do you have?
B: Currently, about 35.
C: How frequently do you practice?
B: We practice 3 times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
C: Describe your sport for someone who is not familiar with it?
B: The beautiful game. It is free flowing and strategic. It is the most democratic of sports in that you don’t have to be a certain height or weight in order to be successful.
C: What kind of success has your program had?
B: Our club has been around since the 1980s. During the ‘90s, the club was a force to be reckoned with, constantly progressing through the national tournament. The last 10 years, we have had a lot of success through the league and at regionals. However, it was more difficult to make that final step to nationals. Starting last year, the current squad is hoping to continue its dominance in the league, regionals, and be a national contender.
C: What was your biggest win in program history?
B: In recent history, our biggest win came last season. The past four years we had made it to the regional finals and had failed to progress on to nationals. Last year we stormed through the regional tournament and met UT in the regional final. After a 0-0 tie through regulation and extra time, we won in penalty kicks to advance to the national tournament for the first time in 5 or 6 years.
C: What league do you play in, and who do you compete against?
B: The Premier Conference of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League (The University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, UT-San Antonio.)
C: Who is your biggest Rival?
B: The University of Texas has been one of our biggest rivals for years.
C: Do you have website or online schedule?
B: You can view our schedule, and more information about the team, at http://txstatemenssoccer.googlepages.com/.
C: Brett, now that we have talked about the team, tell me a little about yourself.
B: I am from Georgetown, and I will graduate in December of 2009 with a Marketing degree.
C: What position do you play?
B: I have played just about everywhere on the field since I joined the team, minus goalie. This season, I am playing right back.
C: What was your favorite win and why?
B: The regional final win against UT last season. We had had a poor run of form the last couple of times we played them. It was an amazing feeling to win in penalty kicks and know that we were going to the national tournament.
C: Why should people join your soccer club?
B: Our club team offers a competitive atmosphere for soccer players that are looking for more than intramurals has to offer. It is unfortunate that there aren’t many Division 1 schools that have NCAA scholarship teams, but club soccer is a healthy alternative. There are some amazing players in the league and the competition is great. In addition, I have met some of my best friends since I joined the team. It’s a college experience that I encourage everyone to pursue.
C: Why do you enjoy playing?
B: I’ve played all of my life and enjoy the fact that I can continue to play in a competitive environment for a few more years.
C: Just a couple more questions, why did you choose to Texas State?
B: I came to Texas State in hopes of transferring out after my first year. But, after my first year, I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. This school offers a large university experience, while still providing a small university experience in the classroom.
C: What is your fondest Texas State memory?
B: Too many to pick just one.
I would like to thank Brett Georgulis for taking the time to answer my questions. If you are a member of a Texas State Sports Club (or you know someone who is), please send an email to Chris@bobcatfans.com .