By Avery Wenck, Asst. Sports Editor
For Mark Moulton, soccer is more than a game, it’s a passion. He lives for the game and for his team, and this is evident in his continued determination to do whatever is best for the team.
Moulton has impressed thus far for the Mavericks, notching five assists and a goal in 6 appearances. His determination and leadership is evident on and off the pitch, and that has earned him the captain’s armband as a sophomore.
Head Coach Jason Mims couldn’t hold back any words of praise when talking about his prolific winger.
“The captain is supposed to do things the right way on the field and off the field. Mark’s a 4.0 student, he takes care of his business in the classroom and on the field he does a great job,” Mims said.
Moulton is a selfless leader as well.
When asked what his goals were for the season, he said, “As a team we would love to win the Conference as well as get to double digit wins. As a player I’d like to do whatever the team needs of me to reach these two goals of ours.”
When discussing his life on campus as a student athlete, Moulton praised the UNO campus.
“I enjoy every aspect of UNO. I absolutely love the dorm life. My favorite building is Mammel Hall. It is the home of my major so most of my classes are in it. It has a great design and has a very down to business feel that I love. I cant help but admit that I love school itself and my everyday interaction with the faculty and staff as well as students around campus. Finally and above all I enjoy my futbol,” he said.
Moulton really has enjoyed his fubol this season, and his Summit League Offensive Player of the Week award is a testament to that.
Moulton’s idols are Mario Gotze and Dennis Bergkamp, and you can see their influence in his game. Bergkamp is widely regarded as one of the most technical players to ever play the game, and Moulton’s technical ability on the ball is easy to pick out.
Gotze has fantastic vision but can also finish like a striker, an attribute we saw in the world cup final when he scored in extra time to win the World Cup for Germany. His positioning on the pitch is one of his strongest attributes and he’s always clinical giving and receiving crosses.
The Mavericks have impressed this season and are on a four game unbeaten run bringing their season record to 3-2-1 after their draw against CSU Northridge on Friday.
The Mavericks have looked good as the season has progressed and they look like they can challenge to achieve Moulton’s goals for the season.
Omaha opens up Summit League play at 7 p.m. Saturday at home against Eastern Illinois. You can catch that game live on Mavradio.fm.