October 10, 2013
Alex Swotloski is a junior forward on the UW-River Falls women’s soccer team. She is originally from Green Bay, Wis., which is over four hours away from UWRF.
“It is one of the farthest schools away from Green Bay, but still in Wisconsin. [Head Coach Sean McKuras] was good at recruiting as well,” Swatloski said.
Being on the soccer field is nothing new for Swatloski, who is a Health and Human Performance major with a coaching minor, as she has been playing soccer almost her entire life.
“I’ve played for a very long time,” Swatloski said. “Since I was 4-years-old, I think.”
Having played soccer for a long time, Swatloski has accumulated many memorable moments, but one stood out to her in particular.
“My first goal of my freshman year of high school. It was at a soccer tournament in Janesville, Wis.,” Swatloski said. “I was convinced I wouldn’t score at all in high school, and I was going to be the backup and be lucky to see any playing time. When I finally scored that goal it definitely boosted my confidence for the rest of my career.”
Swatloski said that when she came to UWRF she was convinced she would not make the team. She said the upperclassmen on the team, at the time, helped her gain confidence in her game.
Swatloski is currently tied for the team lead in goals with five.