Cardinal Capsule: George Michalopoulos

Sept. 21, 2001


George Michalopoulos

Sport: Men's Soccer
Year: Junior
Height: 5-11
Events: Defender
Hometown: Lugano, Switzerland
High School:European School
Major: Management Science and Engineering
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Has seen action in one match so far this season for the Cardinal- a 3-0 victory against Portland in the season opener ... Coming off a long-term injury but should bring stability to the defense ... 1999 walk-on who has worked very hard to improve his game... Has an excellent attitude and is one of the team's hardest workers.



The Stanford soccer team will be fun to watch this year because:
We've got the potential to be the best team in the country and we are a lot more attacking-minded than in the past.


Nickname:
Georgatos or simply Gatos. He's the first Greek player ever to play for my favorite soccer team, Inter Milan.


Favorite Food:
Pasta and Pizza.


Favorite non-soccer activity:
Talking to friends.


If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be:
John F. Kennedy.


Favorite Athlete:
Tiger Woods.


Favorite midnight snack:
Fruit.


Favorite website:
www.inter.it.


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one would you take:
Dave Matthews - Everyday.


The best advice I ever received was:
'Live your life doing things you are passionate about.'


My most prized possession is:
My health.


If you could play another sport at Stanford, what would it be:
Golf.


Opponent you would most like to beat:
Our next opponent.


The best part about being a student-athlete at Stanford is:
The friendships that result from being part of a team.


Somewhere you have never been that you would most like to visit:
Russia and Eastern Europe.


Most influential person in your life:
My parents.


Favorite gameday or pre-tournament meal:
French toast.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Buy a company that was struggling, reorganize it and sell it.


Favorite actor and actress:
Anthony Hopkins and Julia Roberts.


What I like most about my hometown:
Its geographic location (its on a lake and on the Swiss-Italian border).


Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Sydney, a.k.a. Mike Wilson, who has a great attitude and works harder than anyone else.


Current of former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Nellie, a.k.a. Ryan Nelson, who would always dominate games in the midfield.


After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
Somebody who gave everything he had to the soccer team and everything else he was involved in.

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