Anyone who has attended a men’s soccer game this year has undoubtedly heard the booming voice of junior goalkeeper Michael Peacock echoing throughout the stadium. Peacock has been a rock in the backfield for the ‘Jackets this season.
The financial economics major from Rochester has limited his opponents to scoring, on average, just 0.51 goals per game. His seven shutouts have contributed to the success of a team that advanced into the second round of the NCAA tournament, and he recently received First Team All-UAA.
What were some secrets behind your individual success this season?
We [the team] did so well defensively. We played defense as a team, where we put eleven behind the ball. Everyone on the field always worked really hard, and I give every credit to them. Also, one of my highlights of the season was watching Kevin McDonald do the windmill.
What role does communication play for a goalkeeper?
I’m kind of the anchor. I see everything so I try and let other players know about things they might not.
I try to prevent [certain] things from happening and make sure everyone on the field is positioned right.
It’s very important to keep organized on the field and to keep everyone together. It makes my job a lot easier.
What is the best part about being a keeper?
Getting that zero. Making that big save that keeps your team in the game when things are going badly.
Do you ever wish you played on the field? What position would you play?
It’s a lot of fun to play on the field I miss it. I would play forward because in goalie training all we do is shoot on each other. My dream is to score off of a free kick in a game.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be and why?
Australia because I love surfing and I love the outdoors.
If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
I would buy a jetski and cruise along the Genesee and give the rest of the money to Steven Welles to invest.
Kravitz is a member of the class of 2012.