I chose William and Mary because it is a prestigious school and also because Alex Cojanu, a friend of mine who played for the Tribe, said a lot of good things about it.
Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
When we won against Harvard for the first time in history
Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
I just need five minutes of silence right between the match starts in order to visualize myself playing. This relaxes me and gives me confidence.
Q: Do you belong to any other clubs, groups, or organizations?
ISAB (International Student Advisory Board)
Q: What are some community activities you or your team have done?
Every fall we participate in the Run and Roll Challenge, where we play tennis with people in wheel chairs. We also played tennis with kids from an orphanage. On my own, I volunteered to cook food for orphans and also cleaned the campus from poisonous ivy.
Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
I am a business finance and government double major. I chose finance because I always wanted to be a businessman, and government because I like politics.
Q: Describe your dream job:
A job that combines sports with business.
Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
I love when we play with the Tribe Aces. They are really friendly and very supportive and it is always comforting to be around them.
Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Jacob Braig will be an FBI agent. I don't need to explain why that's the coolest job ever.
Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
The lion. He is the symbol of "Universitatea Craiova" my favorite football team and I considered myself "a lion" since I was 5.
Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
Israel because it is the holy land and it gives you a great feeling of peace and security despite all the external threats.
Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Diogenes because he was a wise man who learned how to enjoy life without being dependent on any material possessions.
Q: Most addicting television show?
How I Met Your Mother
Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I will help Romania become a more "western country"
Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I collect coins from all over the world
Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Probably "Americaaaaaa" - all my Romanian friends wished me good luck
Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
Visit more than 80% of the world. I am at 14% so far.
Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
I am a good organizer
Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
I only follow my friends on twitter and I enjoy following all of them
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
I get bored really fast
Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
Leaving everything behind and starting a new life in the US