Daily Courier Q&A: Geibel's Mario Ruggieri
Mario Ruggieri is a junior and a captain for the Geibel football team. Ruggieri, like many of his teammates, has been asked to play a number of different positions this season. Ruggieri is playing left guard on the offensive line and is diverse enough to play nose tackle or linebacker on defense.
Q: It's been a tough season for the Gators, but are you seeing improvements?
A: Half the team had never played football before this season. They are doing their job, so that is a big improvement right there.
Q: What inspires you to take the field each week?
A: For me, it's the thought of my little sister (Maria) coming and cheering at a football game.
Q: What are you looking forward too during the rest of the season?
A: I'm looking forward to homecoming (Oct. 12, vs. Bentworth). I look forward to every game because there was a chance we wouldn't be playing. We take what we can get and we're thankful for it.
Q: What's the best part about being on the Geibel football team?
A: Just playing on the team and the people on the team. Even if we lose, 81-0, we're still playing with people we like. We're like brothers.
Q: What hobbies do you have?
A: I like to read and play golf. I like to collect things, books, antiques, anything.
Q: What are some of your future plans?
A: I want to go to college and study some form of engineering.
Q: What's your favorite vacation spot?
A: My friend took me to Hawaii, and I'd love to go back.
Q: What's the best advice that someone has given you?
A: My uncle John told me that it doesn't matter what you do, as long as it leaves the world a better place.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: Do you play any other sports?
A: Baseball. I play catcher.