Cougar of the Week: Ethan Ziemba

Ethan Ziemba (’18) of Glen Gardner, New Jersey has been playing soccer since his arrival at Clark. He sat down with The Scarlet to discuss soccer, time management, and food.


Drashhti Bilimoria, Contributing Writer

Scarlet: What are you majoring in?

Ethan: Biochemistry, and I’m also going to be a 5th year MBA student.

Scarlet: How long have you been on the soccer team?

Ethan: This will be my fourth year, so all four years at Clark, but I’ve been playing soccer since I could walk (about 4 years old).

Scarlet: What do you like about soccer?

Ethan: I played a bunch of sports when I was little and I just loved soccer, how high pace it is. I love watching it too; Manchester is my favourite team.

Scarlet: Tell me about the student makeup of the team.

Ethan: Most of the team is first-year and sophomore heavy.

Scarlet: How do you feel about that?

Ethan: As long as you have a core group of upperclassmen to help with the lack of experience the underclassman may have, everything’s fine, but the first-years and the sophomores bring a lot of energy to the team and have no problem stepping up in big games that we’ve had.

Scarlet: What has been your favorite moment playing soccer?

Ethan: My favorite  moment was definitely making the NEWMAC tournament last year

Scarlet: What do you find difficult about soccer?

Ethan: In terms of playing soccer, it just comes down to time-management during the season. For example, there could be a game where we go up to Maine and get back at midnight and I still have schoolwork to do, so managing your time around practices and stuff like that can sometimes can be stressful

Scarlet: Does anyone on the team have a pregame ritual?

Ethan: Yeah, I actually have a pregame ritual. Greg French (‘18) and I, we have a handshake that we do before every game. We’ve done it since we were freshmen.

Scarlet: What are some other activities you are involved in on campus?

Ethan: I’m in the Sprat Lab a lot doing research. It’s  a protein lab, and I spend a lot of time there.  Soccer does take up most of my time, though.

Scarlet: If you had to live off of one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ethan: Chicken parm, for sure.