Lakeland senior Jordan Fein is a team captain and midfielder/defender on the varsity boys soccer team.
How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started?
I started playing soccer when I was 6 years old, when my parents put me into AYSO and I was coached by my dad.
What do you think are your strengths as a soccer player?
I think that I have many strengths on the field, but my strongest qualities are that I am able to read the game well and be effective at distributing passes to my teammates.
As a senior captain on the team this year, how do you see your role as a leader?
My role as a leader is to set the tone for the team, getting everyone focused for the games, motivating, being very vocal on the field and to lead by example.
Lakeland earned the No. 4 seed in the Class A playoffs. What are your postseason goals and what will you have to do to achieve them?
The postseason goal is to win sectionals and make a deep run into the state tournament. To do this we will have to play as a team and play for each other.
What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?
My favorite team activities are team dinners, team bondings or just hanging out with everyone. A pre-sectional ritual we have is getting team haircuts.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
My biggest role models are my parents. They showed me that if you work hard you can achieve your goals.
Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
One thing that not a lot of people know about me is that I like listening to Frank Sinatra.
Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?
In college I want to study sports management. I like how it combines sports and business.
Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?
My favorite player is Eden Hazard because of his creativity and technical ability. My favorite team is Chelsea Football Club.
What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
I like to listen to hip-hop music before the games. Before every game I listen to "Last Breath" by Future and "'Till I Collapse" by Eminem.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Super smarts. I wouldn't have to study again and I could become a multi-billionaire and buy mansions for my family and friends.
If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?
Italy because I would try all the good food, watch a soccer match and go sightseeing.
What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?
My favorite food to eat before a game is a grilled chicken caesar wrap from Yorktown Diner, and a banana. After the game I like to eat whatever delicious food our stat girls Joan and Morgan have baked for us.
Best place to eat in Shrub Oak and why?
No question, Bob-B-Q's. They have the best pulled pork around.
What advice would you give to a young soccer player growing up in Shrub Oak?
Stay focused on your goal and if you hard work it will pay off. Play everyday as much as you can and learn as much as you can from your coaches.