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Senior soccer captain talks sports and school

Josh Kucmeroski, senior captain of the Bearcat men’s soccer team, maintains a healthy balance between his athletic career and his academic obligations. The midfielder has been a starter for the soccer team for all of his four years at Saint Vincent College.

Kucmeroski relishes the opportunity to take part in games and hone his skills.

“I enjoy the competition [soccer] involves. It pushes me to be at my best in every moment,” he said.

Kucmeroski’s involvement in Saint Vincent’s sports has brought him accolades such as Honorable Mention for the PAC during his sophomore year and being named as the Bearcats representative of the PAC Sportsmanship team during his junior year.

Due to his passion for the game, Kucmeroski also acts as a referee for intramural soccer games during the spring semesters.

Carl Dei Cas, head coach of the men’s soccer team, describes Kucmeroski as a “very good student” and a “dedicated, hardworking player.”

The men’s soccer team has not yet won a game this season, but Kucmeroski denies that this is due to laziness or lack of trying.

“This season has been tough physically and mentally for the team because the talent, work-ethic, and attitude is there,” Kucmeroski stated. “We just have not had any of the results we want.”

Outside of soccer, Kucmeroski is a biology major with a minor in psychology. Along with serving as the vice president of American Medical Student Association, he is involved in multiple clubs and organizations on Saint Vincent campus, including Tri-Beta, Psi Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Public Health Club, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Spikeball Club and Chi Alpha Sigma.

Additionally, Kucmeroski tutors students in microbiology and works as a branch manager of Vector Marketing during the summer.

Kucmeroski is a native of Monessen, Pa and attended Monessen High School. During his high school years, he played soccer, baseball and futsal, a sport similar to indoor soccer. Kucmeroski plans to attend medical school next fall to follow his dream of becoming a physician.

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