Q & A With Freshman Keeper Sean Stowe Who was his HS Team Mascot
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 5, 2010
Q&A with ODU freshman goalkeeper Sean Stowe who was his High School teams mascot as well as goalkeeper on the boy's soccer squad.
Freshman goalkeeper Sean Stowe from Midlothian, Virginia, lettered all four years, once at Clover Hill HS and the other three at Cosby HS. Stowe was in net and posted a 0.33 goals against average for the season his junior year when his team became the first team in the Dominion District to ever go undefeated (14-0). He also led the Dominion in shutouts both his sophomore and junior years...As a senior he was a 1st Team All-Dominion,1st team All Central and 1st team All Metro selection...All-Academic three years for soccer... Off the Field: Full Name: sean Hunter Stowe...Parents: Scott and Anne Stowe... Brother:Ian (21) plays for soccer William and Mary...Major:History...
Q & A WITH ODU FRESHMAN KEEPER Sean Stowe
What got you interested in playing soccer? A) " I used to watch my older brother play soccer and we started playing together. Once I started I new this was the sport for me."
Why goalkeeping? A) "My brother (Ian Stowe at W&M )would always be shooting in the back yard and he needed someone to shoot against, so I would just hopped in goal and saved a few shots. I actually got pretty good at it so I decided to stick with it. The other part was I didn't really want to learn all of those foot skills."
Who is your favorite soccer player? A) "Fabien Barthez, goalkeeper from the 1998 French World Cup Championship team. He's a short guy like myself with incredible athletic ability. He's fearless and was a great leader for that World Cup team."
You are majoring in history, what do you like about studying? A) "I enjoy learning about the past, and how we can improve on the future by looking at the past. We can learn a lot from mistakes made in the past. I am more interested in European history, because there is a lot more to look at. A lot of history."
How did you become your high school mascot? A) "I started at Clover Hill High school as a freshman, before moving to Cosby High School. While at Cosby I was friends with a lot of the cheerleaders. I am a pretty outgoing person and they felt I was pretty entertaining. One day the cheerleading coach asked if I wanted to be the mascot. I thought about it and decided to go for it. Did it for three years and really enjoyed it, especially pumping up the crowd. Our team mascot was the Titan. I performed at Football, basketball and volleyball games, played soccer in the Spring."
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Best Soccer Memory: State Final Four in High school my sophomore year and we won on PK's.
Favorite Foods: Spaghetti and Pizza.
What's on your Ipod /CD Player: A little bit of new school and old school. Lil Wayne, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder.
Chocolate, Vanilla or strawberry: Chocolate
If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and Why? It would be our former ODU goalkeeper John Connelly ('06) who had a great career at ODU, earned All-CAA honors as a senior with 11 shutouts and led ODU to two NCAA Tournaments. Now he is teaching and enjoying life.
What Super Power would you like to have? I would like to fly. That would make my job a lot easier in goal.
Favorite sport besides soccer? Basketball
Favorite book? Catcher In the Rye.