Sept. 19, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
NevadaWolfPack.com recently sat down with Wolf Pack soccer junior midfielder Bobby Reilly to ask a series of questions.
Nevada Wolf Pack: Thanks for taking the time to sit and chat with us Bobby. The team had a nice 3-2 win this past Sunday over Sacramento State. Your goal in the 75th minute won the match and helped the team avoid its third overtime game this season. How did you feel after scoring the game winner?
Bobby Reilly: It was pretty awesome. I pulled myself out of the game in the first half due to illness. Before I got back in during the second half, I told myself that I need to have a strong second half and do whatever I can to help the team. I was happy I was able to come through with the goal.
NWP: The fans came out in record numbers to support the team at the Moana Sports Complex, as 1,050 was the final attendance count, breaking last year’s record of 1,007 that was set at the Cal game. Talk about playing on grass and in front of all those fans.
BR: I loved it. It was a great environment to play in. Playing on grass changes the flow of the game and your touches on the ball are different. Playing in front of the little girls on club teams is always a great experience. It shows them that they can aspire to be a division I soccer player and continue their dreams of playing.
NWP: Your birth first name is Michaela, how did you get the name “Bobby”?
BR: I’ve actually never been called Michaela, Bobby is my nickname. Right around the age of one I was learning to talk and when I would throw tantrums my parents would call me a “baby”. I would try and imitate them, but couldn’t really pronounce “baby”. Me trying to say “baby” sounded like “Bobby” and it stuck with me ever since.
NWP: Five quick questions for you….Favorite Food?
BR: Chocolate covered strawberries
NWP: Favorite movie?
BR: Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
NWP: Favorite TV show?
NWP: Favorite soccer player?
BR: Tobin Keith
Reilly and the Wolf Pack soccer team will close out the non-conference schedule on the road this weekend, taking on Montana Friday night and Gonzaga on Sunday.