Cardinal Capsule: Michael McLean

Oct. 17, 2002

Michael McLean


Men's Swimming



Best Book You Have Read:

Lord of the Rings

Favorite Class:


Favorite Video Game:


Best Vacation Or Trip You Have Ever Taken:

Cruise around Hawaii

Opponent You Would Most Like To Beat:

Texas Swimming

How Do You Prepare Before A Competition:

Get a lot of sleep and watch some action movies

If You Could Play Another Sport At Stanford, What Would It Be:

Water polo

Somewhere You Have Never Been That You Would Most Like To Visit:

Cayman Islands

Most Influential Person In Your Life:

Parents and Roger Nekton (old swim coach)

What Made You Choose To Attend Stanford:

Wanted to go here since I was 10 years old

What Is Something About Yourself That Few People Know:

I'm a godfather

What Advice Would You Give To Young Athletes Who Want To Compete In College:

Never give up and make sure you learn to love your sport

Favorite Breakfast Cereal:

any kind of granola cereal

Earliest Sport Memory:

Making my first Zone cut when i was eight

For me to improve as a player I need to:

Work my hardest in each set in each practice

The thing I like about sports is:

How mentally focused you need to be

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:


The most difficult opposing arena to play in is:

University of Texas

Favorite professor:

Mazzeo (math)

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:


Favorite T.V. show:

The Man Show

My most prized possession is:

Trophy for athlete of the year for my high school, Phillips Exeter.

Ten years from now I hope to be:

In the business world maybe as an actuary

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:

A hard worker



Favorite Food:


Favorite Music Artist:

Dave Mathews Band

Favorite Sports Team:


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