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Oct. 4, 2006

Throughout the season, will feature question and answer sessions with Gamecock men’s soccer players, giving Carolina fans a chance to learn about about their favorite players off the field. Today’s subject is Daniel Upchurch, a junior from Dallas, Texas. Upchurch has seen action in four matches this season and scored his first career goal in the Gamecocks’ 2-0 win over Alabama A&M on Sept. 10. He has played in 22 matches during his career and was the co-winner of the team’s Strength and Conditioning Award last season.To find out more about Daniel Upchurch read on…

1. The best thing about playing soccer at South Carolina is…
the team

2. I came to South Carolina because…
I wanted to play soccer at the highest level while also getting a great degree

3. What is your most memorable sports moment?
Playing in the conference tournament against Kentucky

4. What’s the TV show you never miss if you can help it?
South Park

5. If I weren’t playing soccer in college, I would…
traveling the globe

6. Favorite moment of a soccer match:
beginning of the second half

7. My first summer job was:
interning at an engineering company

8. My favorite professional soccer team is:
Newcastle United

9. The most interesting thing I did over the summer was:
go to Germany and watch Brazil v. Ghana and Italy v. Ukraine at the World Cup

10. My main goal for this season is:
to go deep in the NCAA tournament

11. If you could have dinner with three people, who would it be?
Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Owen Wilson

12. What is your favorite thing about Columbia?

13. What are you plans for after college?
Travel, work, play soccer – Any or all of the above