York College of Pa. men's soccer senior defender Evan Scheffey is this week's featured athlete in the Capital Athletic Conference. Scheffey is a two-time first-team All-CAC defender and has helped lead the Spartans to an 18-0 record and No. 2 ranking in the country this season.
What is your background in the sport you play? I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old and have played it ever since.
What is your favorite spot on campus? The Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center because it is a state-of-the-art facility and that's where I spend a good portion of my day.
Other than your team, what organization (s) do you participate in (on campus or off campus)? I'm a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) because I enjoy talking about my faith with other athletes. I also participate in the Relay for Life to help spread awareness and find a cure for cancer.
What is the most important societal issue facing college students? I think that racism is the most important societal issue facing college students right now because having a black presidential nominee has shown that there are still a lot of racist views that are evident in the United States.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? I am a business administration major with minors in entrepreneurship and marketing. The most important thing that I have learned in my studies is the value of real-world experience.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? The most influential person in my life outside of my family has been my best friend Trevor Lewis and the rest of his family. We have been best friends since we were about 4 years old. We've shared so many memorable experiences and supported each other in our respective sports for as long as we've been friends. Just as Trevor has seemed like a brother to me, the rest of his family has treated me as one of their own.Trevor currently is a freshman at Robert Morris Univeristy where he plays ice hockey.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? Dream big and dream often.
What is your favorite form of entertainment? Watching sporting events with friends and family because sports, friends, and family are all a huge part of my life.
Outside of the Capital Athletic Conference, who or what is your favorite sports person or team? My favorite team is the Boston Red Sox because of their tradition and history, and my favorite sports figure is Steven Gerrard of Liverpool FC.
Name three (3) people, real or fictional, living or
dead, that you'd like to have dinner with? God,
Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. I would like to have dinner with God
because he has remained such a positive element in my life. I would
like to invite Ghandi to talk about his profound insights about the
world and also see how he was able to find the strenght to be so
well disciplined. Finally, I would like to invite Martin Luther
King Jr. because to me he was the epitome of a leader. As a captain
myself, I think I could greatly benefit by listening to him about
his ways of becoming such a historical leader.