Andy's Open Road


    Full Circle


    Columbus, OH


Professional Soccer Player
Columbus Crew

“I’ve never been highly touted; I’ve always just been a guy who got a chance and tried to prove my worth.”


Action Sports Sports


Dedication Doubt Goals Hard Work Character Focus Transitions Family Success Values Support & Encouragement Struggle Education Planning Chance Exploration Individualism Opportunity Community Culture


Accomplishing Goals


business, classes, college, crying, doubt, hobby, maturity, mentality, performances, planning, positive attitude, process, quit, reality, retirement, sense of humor, soccer, success, transition, work ethic


  • Always loved “diving around” as a child; when he played Little League baseball, he’d purposely move away from balls so he’d have to dive further for them.
  • Soccer was always a huge part of his life, but when he got to the collegiate level, he started to have doubts about it; thought about quitting.
  • He approached his coach about his apprehensions; in turn, his coach told him, “If you don’t want to be here, there’s the door.”
  • Realized he couldn’t waste his unique opportunity and started turning his attitude around; he got great grades and really started proving himself on the field.
  • He learned that during difficult seasons, the sport that you love can start to feel like a job—you just have to keep showing up and putting work in.
  • After college, he was selected to play for the Columbus Crew; eventually became their starting goalkeeper.
  • Believes that as a professional athlete, it’s important to have a backup plan; plans on opening his own goalkeeping clinic after he retires.
  • Says, “I don’t want to be in a bar someday saying, ‘I played professionally.’ No one cares anymore. Figure out what’s next.”

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