Courtesy of UR Athletics

The men’s soccer team dominated the University of Chicago on Sunday, winning  4-1. Sophomore forward Alex Swanger of Penfield, N.Y. was a huge part of his effort, assisting on two of the four goals. Swanger was the 2010 All-Greater Rochester, Section V Player of the Year and All-State selection when he played for Penfield High School.

What is your major?
Financial economics.

When did you start playing soccer?
I started playing organized soccer when I was five. I played club for the Empire Academy in western New York. Then I played for Penfield High School.

Why soccer?
I have been playing for as long as I can remember. It’s something that I’ve always loved to do and something that has become a part of who I am.

What is your favorite part of the sport?
Being a part of a team and working toward a common goal.

Do you have a mentor?
My dad. He has always been willing to help me work on my game and has pushed me to be the best player I can be.

What is your favorite professional team?
Bayern Munich.

What’s your favorite thing about UR?
Wilder 520.

What advice would you give to freshmen?
Don’t get too stressed out about classes.

Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?
I carry a ball around with me everywhere I go in the locker room.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
Go to medical school.

What is your favorite thing to do off campus?
Eat at the Distillery.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Paraguay to see my relatives.

What’s the best advice a coach has ever given you?
Just be confident in yourself.

Davis is a member of the class of 2016.

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