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Oct. 10, 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 Mario Burstein, a freshman from Marietta, Ga. Burstein joined the Gamecocks following an oustanding prep career at George Walton High School where he was a NSCAA High School All-American. After missing the first five matches of the season due to an injury, Mario has started the last seven on the back line for the Gamecocks. To learn more about Mario Burstein off the field, read on …

1. The best thing about playing soccer at South Carolina is…
Playing for this coaching staff

2. I came to South Carolina because…
The great soccer tradition

3. What is your most memorable sports moment?
Winning the State Cup

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

5. If I weren’t playing soccer in college, I would…
be a professional badmitton player

6. Favorite moment of a soccer match:
When the goals are scored

7. The most interesting thing I did over the summer was:
Play soccer

8. Most people don’t know this about me, but:
I like badmitton

9. My main goal for this season is:
To win the conference

10. If you could have dinner with three people (living or dead), who would it be?
Carmen Electra, John Terry, and Bill Clinton

11. What is your favorite thing about Columbia?
Tony’s Pizza

12. What are you plans for after college?
Real estate business

13. My favorite professional soccer team is: