September 11th, 2014

20 Questions with Eric Goranflo

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with Eric Goranflo
Goranflo is Trinity's star keeper / photo provided by the Goranflo family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues.

The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Eric Goranflo     

Age: 17

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: Ascension

Colleges considering or attending: NKU, UK, or Bellarmine.

Bio: I’m the youngest of three kids; I love basketball, and I didn’t start playing competitive soccer until my freshman year

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Saving the penalty kick during the Regional final versus St. X

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Quarter Pounder with cheese and a large coke.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Back Street’s Back by the Back Street Boys.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Tim Howard. He’s a class act and is one of the best goalkeepers of all time.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “If you ain’t first, you are last.” Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I always pray before the game starts to thank God for allowing me to play to the best of my ability.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby Doo.

8. All-time favorite board game? Stratego.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone; Twitter.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Spinelli’s.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Pawn Stars.

12. What is your greatest fear? Being stuck in an elevator.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My humor.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? McDonalds.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 9 p.m. because that’s when I’m finished with soccer, homework, and it’s my time to relax.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? GFLO. My last name is usually mispronounced so it is a shortened version. I also used it as an Xbox name and it stuck.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? St. Mary’s.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can fold my outer ears inside my ears and make them stay.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backward; I would like to “right” some things I did wrong.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? My grandpa (my mom’s dad) who died before I was born, I would like to ask him what he thinks of me.

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