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Meet the Players: Kurt Raney '19

Junior midfielder Kurt Raney
Junior midfielder Kurt Raney

BEREA, Ohio - Get to know junior midfielder Kurt Raney (Mentor). This season, Raney took a medical redshirt and did not compete. 


Why did you pick your major?

I picked my majors (marketing and finance) and minor (entrepreneurship) in hopes to run my own business one day. 

If you could have dinner with one professional athlete, who would it be and why?

One professional athlete I would like to meet is Andrea Pirlo. I love how he plays and would love to have the opportunity to discuss the vision he has of the game. I feel I could implement what I learn into my game. 

If you could travel any place in the world, where would you go and why?

If I could travel one place, I would go to Paris. For some reason, I have always been obsessed with the Eiffel Tower since I was a little kid. My mom says jokingly that I must have lived there in a past life. 

How did your soccer career get started?

My soccer career started literally before I could walk. I would go to my older brothers' games and my dad would hold me in between his legs and swing my legs into the ball, and I have been in love with the sport ever since. 

What are some of your hobbies?

Off the field, I enjoy snowboarding and golfing. 

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