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Conversations: Wes Woodley ’11

December 4, 2010

Woodley makes a save vs. Smithtown Christian

Replacing an All-State goalkeeper is a daunting task and that’s exactly what Wes Woodley was asked to do when Pete Carmel graduated in 2007.  Filling that role would not be an easy proposition, but Woodley did it about as well as anyone could have.  He culminated a great career this past season by leading the boys soccer team to a 2nd place finish in League VIII, recording 7 clean sheets and making countless crucial saves.  His efforts earned him a spot on the All-County team and the League VIII Most Valuable Player Award.  Woodley was our last line of defense and had a knack for making a clutch save to preserve a lead or keep a game close.  We wish him the best of luck as he takes his game to the college level.

>>What is your favorite memory from your SBS athletic career?

My favorite memories from my SBS athletic career was both beating Southold [in basketball] who was undefeated up until then in the County Championships and storming the court like they did to us when we played them at their place and beating Port Jeff 3-0 [in soccer] on Alumni weekend, which I believe was the only time the varsity soccer team beat Port Jeff in my soccer career at Stony Brook.

>>What will you miss most about playing soccer for Stony Brook?

The thing I will miss the most are my friends on the team.  Most of my closest friends were on the team and we shared countless memories either on the bus rides or just having fun in practice or winning games together.  I will miss all of them and the amazing memories we had together.

>>Do you have a favorite save that you’ve made?

My favorite save was when I was in 10th grade and it was only my second game on varsity and I saved a penalty kick versus their best player.

>>How do you want to be remembered as a Stony Brook athlete?

I want to be remembered as an athlete who always tried his hardest no matter what sport I was playing, and and never gave up no matter what the circumstances and was always a team player who put his team before himself.

>>Do you have any interesting pre-game rituals?

One of my pre-game rituals was to smack the post three times before the game started.

>>What is your favorite sport to watch?

My favorite sport to watch is soccer, also known as “the beautiful game.”

>>What is your Se-Port sandwich of choice?

It’s a tie between the “Breakfast Hungry Man,” the “Boone” and the “Gasm.”  (Wow, now I’m really hungry.  Thanks, Mr. Hickey.)

>>If you could be any animal which one would you be?

I would be a bird so I could poop on people.

>>Gross.  When you’re not dominating on the soccer field what is your favorite thing to do?

My favorite thing to do when im not on the soccer field is to play Fifa, hangout with my friends in the dorm, hangout with Devon or watch soccer tapes to improve on my game.

>>What does it mean to you to be honored as the League VIII MVP? (Our 1st MVP since Jon Hicks for soccer in 2001.)

It means everything to me and I am so honored to receive this award.  I’m always working on my soccer game year round and watching video of myself to fix my mistakes and this award makes all my hard work and effort worth it.



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  1. Anonymous permalink
    December 4, 2010 6:53 PM

    Congratulations to a fellow league MVP. There are not many of us – especially coming from such a small school, so I’m very proud of your accomplishments and hope that you use this learning to propel yourself on the next level.

    Do SBS proud – do yourself proud!

    All the best!

    Class of 1980
    HOF – 2010


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