Previously, "Where Are They Now?" heard from Kaelon Fox of the University of Kentucky and Samantha Grasso of the College of William & Mary. Today we caught up with Sam Bascom who is heading into his Junior year at the United States Naval Academy.
Q: What was the best part of the High School All-American game?
A: Meeting so many other great players and playing in such a high quality game with lots of talent.
Q: What is the biggest difference between High School and College Soccer?
A: The speed-of-play and decision-making on the ball.
Q: What is one piece of advice that you wish you would have received before you left High School?
A: That stretching and taking care of your body is essential. Injuries seem to come more in college.
Q: What was the best thing that you did from a training stand point as a youth player that helped you develop?
A: Training on my own outside of club/high school settings. Spending time on the ball any second I could.
Q: What would you have done differently as a youth/younger player?
A: Worked on the power of my shot more and on free-kicks.
Q: What do you do to improve during the offseason?
A: Get in great fitness and never stop touching the ball; play at high levels with talented players.
Q: What is your personally most memorable soccer moment?
A: Beating Army in Double-OT two years in a row at Navy at PPL Park.
Q: What do you most enjoy doing outside of soccer?
A: Listening to music, working out, and watching sports.
Q: What are your goals for your upcoming fall season?
A: Lead team in assists and lead team to NCAA tournament again.
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