14 Sep Julian Esparza

Julian Esparza, a freshman at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins the CUW Men’s Soccer team for the 2016 season.

Esparza ventures to CUW from Arizona. His soccer career began at the young age of five.  By age ten his love and skill for the game of soccer grew simultaneously as he continued to play club soccer. By age seventeen, Esparza added value to the State Cup champion team in Arizona.

Esparza acts as a versatile player, but gravitates toward the center mid position. Esparza exhibits passion and knowledge for the game, his Falcon team, and his school.

“I love soccer because when I get out on the pitch all my worries go away. The only thing that matters to me in that moment is the game,” said Esparza.

Esparza always knew he would continue his soccer career at a collegiate level. Concordia University Men’s Soccer quickly emerged as the ideal team for Esparza to join.

While at a showcase in Arizona, assistant coach Benny, recognized Esparza’s talent. Through conversation Coach Benny sparked Esparza’s interest in Falcon Soccer.

Esparza fell in love with CUW during his first visit. Concordia offers a picturesque, congenial environment that enticed Esparza to pursue Concordia University Wisconsin as a student and athlete.

“I really love the environment, like nature wise. Everything is so green and pretty…and I really like all the food options on campus,” said Esparza.

Esparza’s admiration for CUW expands beyond the environment and academics. Learning further about CUW Men’s Soccer opportunities confirms his desire to become a Falcon. CUW offers Esparza the idyllic soccer experience with close-knit, beneficial team environment.

“Some of my favorite aspects [of Concordia Men’s Soccer] are the training sessions. They are fun, and they help me to become a better player. Also, the traditions that the guys hold for freshman,” said Esparza.

Additional favored aspects of the CUW Men’s Soccer team, include the freshman tradition to sing in front of the cafeteria, and comradery on team bus rides. On bus rides back from games the team victoriously chants “Oh Win the Blues”.

Esparza’s experience, thus far, at CUW positively impacts his outlook. His outlook on the 2016 CUW Men’s Soccer season radiates confidence and positivity.

“Keep an eye out for us. We’re going to make a good run this year,” said Esparza.