Julius '25

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Major: Dual Major in Finance and Entrepreneurship

Describe your Syracuse experience in a couple of sentences.
My Syracuse experience has been truly fulfilling. The University's vibrant campus, diverse community and rigorous academic environment have challenged and inspired me to grow both personally and intellectually. From engaging classes and valuable mentorship to unforgettable extracurricular activities, my time at Syracuse has been filled with invaluable opportunities for learning, self-discovery and lifelong connections.

How has being a student-athlete prepared you for your future after Syracuse?
Being a student-athlete at Syracuse University has provided me with invaluable skills and experiences that have prepared me for a future beyond college. The rigorous demands of balancing academics and athletics have taught me how to work effectively under pressure and the importance of dedication and persistence in achieving your goals. Through the challenges I faced as a student-athlete, I have developed a strong work ethic, and being highly competitive fostered the ability to overcome obstacles, which I know will serve me well in any future endeavors I pursue.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, my plan is to remain in the USA and pursue a career in the finance industry. The competitive, stimulating, and entrepreneurial environment of the West Coast specifically appeals to me, as I am driven by challenges and seek continuous growth. My primary objective is to acquire extensive knowledge and experience in order to make a meaningful impact in the world. Looking ahead, I aspire to attend graduate school and eventually establish my own business. My vision is to create an exceptional work environment that fosters personal and professional growth, allowing individuals to thrive and contribute to making a positive impact in the world.

How has your involvement with athletics at Syracuse impacted you?
My involvement with athletics at Syracuse has had a profound impact on my life. I have made lifelong friends, learned invaluable lessons, and experienced the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory, like winning the ACC Conference and Syracuse Soccer´s first D1 National Championship. Representing Syracuse University as an athlete has instilled in me a deep sense of pride and belonging. The camaraderie and support I have experienced have taught me the importance of collaboration, communication, and leadership. These skills have not only enhanced my athletic performance but have also shaped me into a well-rounded individual who can effectively collaborate with others, adapt to different situations, and enjoy leading by example. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Syracuse Athletics program!

Why did you choose to attend and compete for Syracuse?
I chose to attend and compete for Syracuse because I knew that I would be joining a family. The coaching staff made me feel like I was part of the team from the moment they reached out to me. They took the time to get to know me as a person, not just as an athlete, and made sure that I would be comfortable at Syracuse and that I would have the resources I needed to succeed. Furthermore, I chose Syracuse because of the University's commitment to developing individuals. I knew that I would be challenged academically and athletically, but I also knew that I would be supported along the way. I wanted to be part of an institution that would help me grow as an athlete and help me become the best version of myself.

What makes your team so special?
What makes my team so special is the bond that we share, we are a family that genuinely cares for and supports one another both on and off the field. We come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique talents to the field, but we are bound together by our common pursuit of excellence and success. Our team's culture is built on trust, respect, and mutual support, creating an environment where every individual feels valued and empowered. We push each other to reach our full potential and love celebrating each other's accomplishments! 

With the recent opening of the Lally Athletics Complex Entranceway and construction beginning on the One Team Olympic Sports Center – how have/will these facilities help your team and your student-athlete experience? What are you most excited for?
The recent opening of the Lally Athletics Complex Entranceway and the upcoming construction of the One Team Olympic Sports Center holds tremendous promise for our team and the overall student-athlete experience. These state-of-the-art facilities are set to enhance our training capabilities, create a strong sense of pride and identity, and foster a supportive community. I am most excited about the positive impact these facilities will have on our student-athlete experience and the opportunity to strive for excellence alongside like-minded individuals in an environment specifically designed to nurture our growth and success.

Are you the recipient of any scholarships?
Yes, I am grateful to be the recipient of academic and athletic scholarships that have allowed me to pursue my dream of playing college soccer and attending Syracuse University.

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
My favorite experience thus far has been winning the first NCAA D1 National Championship in Soccer for Syracuse University and seeing the impact that it had on the Syracuse community. There is no feeling in the world that compares to the feeling of hearing individuals share their stories of how our championship run has affected them and what it has meant to them!

How has donor, alumni & fan support impacted your time at Syracuse?
Donor, alumni and fan support have been an integral part of my Syracuse journey, and I am profoundly grateful for their impact. Their generosity provides us with state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge resources and unparalleled opportunities for growth. The unwavering belief and encouragement from our supporters have fueled our determination and inspired us to push beyond our perceived limits. Knowing that there are individuals invested in our success and well-being has fostered a deep sense of gratitude and motivation within our team. The support we receive from donors, alumni and fans has not only enhanced our athletic performance but has also shaped us into confident, resilient individuals ready to take on any challenges we are faced with and support the next generation of Syracuse students.

Why do you think giving is important?
I believe that giving to others is important because it is a way to make the world a better place. When we give to others, we are helping them to achieve their goals and we are also making the world a more compassionate and caring place. Giving is a testament to the belief in the potential of individuals and the desire to make a positive impact on their lives. When donors support Syracuse University, they are not only investing in the institution but also in the dreams and aspirations of student-athletes like me. Their generosity enables us to pursue our passions, receive a quality education and compete at the highest level. I could not be more humbled, grateful or appreciative of the support I have received, and it has inspired me to give to my community to help others achieve their goals.      

What does it mean to you to be Forever Orange?
To me, being Forever Orange means being a part of a family with thousands of supporters around the world. It means being surrounded by people who challenge you, push you to be your best and want you to succeed. It means being a part of Syracuse University's amazing history and shaping its bright future!

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