Featured athlete Alex Durbin

Clarissa Kraayenbrink- Staff Writer

Alex Durbin is a senior business administration major from Omaha, NE. His jersey number is 22 and he plays midfield on the men’s soccer team.

While leading the team in goals scored this season, Durbin’s received several accolades: NAIA National Player of the Week, and twice GPAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Q: Why did you choose Dordt?

AD: I am actually an oddball when it comes to why I chose Dordt. None of my parents or siblings or grandparents went to Dordt. I was looking for a school that had engineering and soccer, so that narrowed down my options. But I seriously Googled “engineering and soccer colleges” and Dordt popped up, so I came, visited and loved it!

Q: What is your favorite part of Dordt now?

AD: The community is hands-down the best part. All of the friends and teammates I have made over the past four years have been awesome.

Q: When and how did you start playing soccer?

AD: I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old. My dad loved soccer and coached me from when I was four until I was 16. He is a huge reason why I love soccer, and he would definitely tell you that he has taught me everything I know.

Q: What kind of leadership role do you have on the team?

AD: I think that as a captain, my biggest role on the team is to lead by example. I am someone who is going to work my butt off in order to motivate those around me. I do everything with the attitude of putting in 110 percent so I can lead and encourage my teammates.

Q: If you could give any piece of advice to freshmen, what would it be?

AD: It would be to take risks in life; those risks will either work out or you will learn from them. We are all still super young and I think this is the time in our lives to go out and chase what we want. That sounds super cliché, but it’s true. I think this is the time in our lives when we can take risks and they can pay off – if they don’t, then, oh well. You learn from it and you move on.

Q: What is your dream job?

AD: My dream job has stayed the same since I was about 6 years old. I want to play soccer overseas somewhere. That is something I want to pursue when I graduate college. Just playing semi-pro somewhere overseas is something that I would love to do.

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