Name: Carlos Acevedo
Major: Rehabilitation science
Sport: Men’s soccer
Who is your favorite athlete?
“Lionel Messi.” Messi is a forward for Futbol Club Barcelona.
Who is your role model?
“My mother. She’s the mere image of the woman that I look for, well, that I have. I’m a married man. She’s the mere image of what a true woman should be.”
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
“It was from both my wife and my mother. It’s never give up on my dreams.”
What do you like to do for fun?
“Spend time with family [and] cook out.”
When did you begin playing soccer and why did you start playing?
“I started when I was 3 years old and I started playing because it runs in my family. My family is huge on soccer and I just carried on the sport.”
Did you play in high school and did you get any awards?
“Yes. I played in Homer Hanna High School and I was selected as the most valuable player and first team all-state.”
What are your goals for the season?
“Individually is to play consistently at a good, high level and collectively is to go to the conference tournament and possibly win that and have immediate success for home games and road games.”
What is your favorite movie?
Is there a song that gets your head in the game?
“Yes. ‘Viva la Vida’ by Coldplay. It’s relaxing.”
What are your plans for the Fall 2015 semester?
“Continue my studies, bump up my GPA and improve for the next season.”
How do feel about being part of the first UTRGV Men’s Soccer Team? “I feel honored. I feel very proud to be a part of this historic team. I’m happy to share the field with my teammates.”
–Compiled by Astrid Gonzalez