Though no events or games are taking place this fall on campus, St. Bonaventure student-athletes still have great stories to tell. During the fall semester, GoBonnies.com will feature members from each of our 17 Division I teams – how they're adjusting to the new norms of campus life, preparing for the upcoming seasons and more.
In this edition, we feature men's soccer senior Trevor Wilson.
Wilson is in his second season with the Bonnies men's soccer program after spending his first two collegiate seasons at DePaul.
In his first season with the Bonnies last year, he made 10 starts in net, making 49 saves with 2.31 goals against average in over 850 minutes played. Wilson made five or more saves in six contests last season.
Over the past five summers, Wilson has competed for the Portland Timbers USL-2 soccer team.
Wilson studies marketing at St. Bonaventure.
How have you adapted to the new way of life on campus?
It is definitely different than years past, but I am adjusting well. I understand the importance of staying healthy by social distancing and practicing good hygiene. After five months of quarantining at home in Oregon, I am very excited to be back to a more normal routine on campus.
What did you do over the summer to stay active and in shape?
My original plan was to rejoin the Portland Timbers USL-2 soccer team this summer that I have competed with on the West Coast over the past five years, but unfortunately the league canceled the season in late April. Instead, I trained with other college players home from school as well as a few coaches in the area. I also had a set of kettle bells to maintain my strength.
How do you stay positive during all of the uncertainty going on right now?
I found the best way to stay positive is to be around friends and family while trying to stay busy.
What are your plans or goals after graduation?
I want to pursue my dreams of playing professional soccer player and then pursue a career in marketing.
What advice do you have for your fellow Bonnies?
Approach life one day at a time and to stay focused on things you can control.
How did you interact with coaches and teammates over the summer?
Facetime has been a great way to stay connected with current and past teammates as well as the coaches and training staff. The coaches organized Zoom Meetings over the summer to reunite the team when we have players from all over the world.
Any hobbies are activities during quarantine?
I completed my senior-level marketing internship with a large real estate company back in Portland. It was valuable to gain real work business experience and has opened up possible opportunities for me following graduation.
Why did you choose St. Bonaventure?
I wanted to play Division I soccer in the Atlantic 10 and to study in the renowned business school.
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