Senior captain Ruben Cabello. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn lacrosse/MCLA.us)
Junior attacker Ruben Cabello eyes the field for an open teammate against Northwood University. (Photo courtesy of Indira Cabello).
Junior attacker Ruben Cabello eyes the field for an open teammate against Northwood University. (Photo courtesy of Indira Cabello).

By MICHAEL HOLZMAN, Staff Reporter

After moving to the ‘X’ position this season, University of Michigan-Dearborn junior attacker Ruben Cabello has experienced an increase in offensive success. After scoring six goals and dishing out seven assists against Northwood University and Ferris State during a weekend sweep, Cabello was named the Michigan Journal’s UM-Dearborn Player of the Week.

Staff reporter Michael Holzman had the opportunity to talk with Cabello in part of a question and answer series.

Q: What high school did you go to?

A: I went to Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights.

Q: What is your major?

A: My major is Mechanical Engineering

Q: What do you plan on doing after graduation?

A: After graduation, I want to take a month off and travel. No work or homework or studying, just relaxing and taking it day by day.

Q: When did you start playing lacrosse?

A: I started playing lacrosse my sophomore year of college (2011) here at UM-Dearborn.

Q: Have you played any other sports before?

A: I mainly played football, however I also played basketball, soccer, and I was on the rowing team in high school.

Q: What do you like the most about lacrosse?

A: My favorite part about lacrosse is how fast paced it is. It’s like hockey and basketball on a football field.

Q: What do you think of UM-Dearborn having a varsity lacrosse team for the first time this year?

A: I think having a varsity lacrosse team is awesome because we no longer have to pay for everything out of our pockets. It’s hard to be a student-athlete and find time for work. I also feel like the students are more engaged in varsity sports instead of club sports.

Q: Is there an athlete or person out there that you look up to?  If so, who?

A: Michael Jordan. He is one of the greatest athletes alive. [This is] my favorite quote from him: “I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Q: Do you like wearing the wing on your helmet since the other teams at UM-Dearborn do not have winged helmets yet?

A: I’ve always dreamed of being able to wear the Michigan colors and the winged helmet, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to play college football. I love wearing the winged helmet. It looks way better than a block S.

Q: What do you like the most about this years lacrosse team?

A: What I like most about this year’s lacrosse team is our team drive. We are working harder than ever to accomplish our goals and I’ve never felt so excited and committed for a season before.