Friday's edition of The Sun included a Q&A with UMBC sophomore midfielder Dave Brown. Due to space limitations, some questions and answers were omitted. Here is the rest.
Question: How would you describe your chemistry with fellow sophomore midfielders Scott Hopmann and Scott Jones?
Answer: It's pretty close-knit. We hang out a lot on the weekends, and we have a lot of classes together. The chemistry, you can tell, is going to be there for a while. We always know where the other one is going to be and each of us plays and what each person is going to do. It's really good knowing when someone else is dodging and you know what they're going to do even before they start their dodge. That way, you can move into a position to score a goal.
Q: What is your favorite movie and why?
A: I really like Shawshank Redemption. I recently just watched it, and it's really inspirational and motivating. Just to see what the main character goes through makes you feel like you can go through a lot worse.
Q: What is your go-to meal and what is a food you can't stomach?
A: I really like peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches. They're really quick and easy to make, and they're quite delicious. I'm not a big seafood guy. I don't really like fish too much. So if someone puts fish in front of me, I'd rather not eat it.
Q: What's your worst habit?
A: My worst habit is that I probably think too much. When I was younger, I would watch lacrosse games on tape, rewind it, and play it again. I would watch for exactly what each player did, and thinking too much is bad when you're playing because then you just don't react. When you think too much, you're a little tentative.
Q: Do you have a favorite team or player outside of lacrosse that you follow?
A: I follow the Eagles and the Phillies. I really like [running back] LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles. Just the way he carries himself and the way he plays out on the field. He doesn't really get a lot of attention because of [quarterback] Michael Vick and [wide receiver] DeSean Jackson. But he's one of the key guys on the team, and if we were to lose him, it would be a big loss for the team.
Q: I would imagine that as an Eagles fan, you're outnumbered at UMBC, right?
A: All the time. But one guy who's no longer on the team, Nick Doub, roots for the Eagles and the Phillies. And also, [senior defenseman] Dave Stock is from Philadelphia. Whenever the games are on, we try to watch them together and get away from the Ravens fans.
Q: Do you have a celebrity crush?
A: A celebrity crush? Wow, I have a lot of them. Right now, I have a big crush on Kim Kardashian. She's all that and a bag.
Q: So did you approve of her commercial for Skechers during the Super Bowl?
A: Oh yeah, that was a great commercial. They did a good job of advertising that.