VCU Athletics is enjoying some of the best success in its near 50 years of history. That success has come both on the playing field and in the classroom. That success does not happen without the hardwork and dedication of our 270-plus student-athletes.
However, there's more than just the classroom and playing field for our student-athletes and that's why every Wednesday VCUathletics.com will bring you a Getting to Know feature on one of our student-athletes.
This week, we chatted with senior Garrett Harvey of the VCU men's soccer team. Harvey has started seven games this fall for the Rams and enters this weekend with his last regular season match at Sports Backers Stadium on the docket (Sunday vs. Fordham, 12 p.m.). Harvey has scored two goals for the Rams and has been a critical piece to VCU's stifling defensive unit that has allowed one goal in the past four games.
Harvey, a Richmond native (Godwin graduate) recently sat down with VCU Center for Sports Leadership Graduate Assistant Zach Reynolds.
Here's your chance to Get to Know: Garrett Harvey
ZR: How did you decide VCU was the right place for you?
GH: I transferred from Jacksonville University my freshman year for two reasons: I wanted to be closer to my family and I knew if I wanted to play at the next level the VCU program would give me the best chance of getting there.
ZR: Beyond sports, where do you see yourself in ten years?
GH: I see myself as a coach at some level. Also, I am interested in working with an athletic department at a college institution (AD).
ZR: What are your goals for the season?
GH: My goals are to win the A10 regular season and tournament titles. The ultimate goal is to win a national championship.
ZR: What is your favorite athletic moment at VCU?
GH: I've scored the past two seasons on my birthday. I'd say those two are my favorite memories.
ZR: What is one thing many people do not know about you?
GH: My main sport all the way until my junior year in high school was basketball. Just ask Coach Rhoades… J
GH: Sherlock Holmes because the way he can read people and situations is amazing to me.
ZR: Is there a professional athlete, or former player, whose skills you emulate?
GH: My favorite player in my position would be Gerard Pique. His skill on the ball as a center back and ability to get forward is what I model my game after.
Quick hits - Favorites
TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Place to eat in Richmond: Chipotle
Place to see in Richmond: The Fan in general
Musical artist: Honestly listen to everything (Avicii, Lorde, Drake, Waka Flocka)
Pro Athlete: "Super" Jack Wilshere
Pro Team: Arsenal
Sport (other than the one you play at VCU): Basketball