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.