Q&A With Signee Luke Heidinger

Heidinger signs with Salisbury University in Maryland to continue his soccer career


Q: What is your earliest memory of playing your sport? 

A: When I was young, playing at the YMCA.

Q: What made you stick with your sport all these years?

A: I was good at it.

Q: Who are some of your athletic heroes, people you look up to in your sport? Why do they stand out? 

A: Ronaldo.

Q: What factors led you to sign with the college/university that you chose? What made that school stand out? 

A: I was guaranteed a starting spot. It’s not a small but not a large school, and it’s coast to coast.

Q: What course of study or major do you plan to pursue at your college or university? 

A: International Business.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most while playing a sport while attending college?

A: Making college memories.

Q: What are you anxious about as you transition to attend and play in college?  

A: There are some big boys out on the field.

Q: What regulations/rules did you encounter regarding recruiting and signing? 

A: Not being able to talk to coaches till the end of my sophomore year.

Q: What is one thing you would change about your recruiting/signing process and why?

A: I would have started way earlier and talked to coaches sooner.

Q: It is hard for a school to tick all the boxes a student athlete might have. What are some sacrifices you had to make in order to attend your chosen school?  

A: I had to go to a smaller school.

Q: What advice would you give to the next class of student athletes who will go through the process of recruitment?

A: Start earlier than you should.

Q: What advice would you give to your past self regarding your athletic career? 

A: Grind harder.

Q: Who are some people you would like to thank for helping you get to where you are today? How did they assist you? 

A: I’d like to thank my family and my coaches from Soccer Genome and NCFC.

Q: What is your favorite memory as a Cougar athlete? 

A: Being able to ball with my soccer boys.