Meet Steven Fudenna: OP Varsity Soccer Player


James Kim, Staff Writer

This week I had the opportunity to speak with my friend Steven Fudenna. Steve is a sophomore who starts on OP’s varsity soccer team. I asked him a few questions about his thoughts on this season.

Q: Tell me about yourself

A: I’m 5’5 130lbs.

Q: How has your sophomore year been so far?

A: My sophomore year has been great so far, I especially like my calculus honors class because a bunch of my close buds are in that class.

Q: What position do you play?

A: I start at left back (left defense)

Q: How was your first soccer season at OP last year?

A: Last year, I played JV. I played center midfield and our team did extremely well. We came in first or second place in the conference thanks to coach Kallenberg.

Q: How is the team looking so far this season?

A: This season, our team is incredibly talented. We have many young guys who have had a background of club soccer and have incredible knowledge of the game. The problem is that we are a little undersized and we are young, but hopefully, this means that the team will be very good next year and the year after.

Q: Do you have any personal or team goals?

A: Our team goals are to win the conference and reach the quarterfinals of both the county and state tournaments.

Q: Is there a particular game/opponent you are looking forward to playing?

A: I’m looking forward to playing Dayton again because they are our big rivals and I have several friends on that team. I’m also looking forward to playing Governor Livingston because if I had gone to public school, that’s where I would have gone so I have many friends on that team.

Q: Would you like to acknowledge any teammates or coaches?

A: I’d like to acknowledge Brian “Slippery Snake” Windisch and Jake Dyer and thank them for cheering me on from the bench, ALWAYS.

Q: Any final comments?

A: Overall, I think we have a talented team this year with lots of potential, and Oratory soccer has a very bright future.

Thank you, Steven, for allowing me to interview you. Good luck to the soccer team on their upcoming games.


Go Rams!