Maryland Defender Mike Shebuski Talks About The Pluses Of Life As A Younger Brother
Nov. 7, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- - Remember that little kid you used to hate in your sixth grade class? You know, the one that would steal you pencil, or butt in front of you in line. Maybe they'd get that extra jab in there during recess that got them to the ball just a second earlier. Whatever it was, even if it was miniscule, you can't remember being more annoyed in your entire life. What ever happened to that kid anyway? If his name was Mike, we may have found him for you.
Junior Mike Shebuski (Bloomington, Minn.) will readily admit he learned all he knows from his older brother, Steve. "Being a little guy, growing up like that, being the little annoying guy. It stuck with me," laughs Shebuski, who is three years younger then his older sibling.
Shebuski has more than just his feisty nature to credit to Steve, though. "He's the most competitive person I've ever met. You can just be doing anything and he'll make it into a game and he'll have to win," says Shebuski. "I think that kind of it drove me. It helped me, too, because whenever we play, it could get brutal sometimes."
The brothers didn't always see eye-to-eye, though, like they do now. It took Steve's leaving for Michigan State, also to play soccer, for the Shebuski's to appreciate each other. Don't worry though, they'll have plenty of time to catch up on lost years on the ride back to Minnesota for winter break. Let's just hope Steve doesn't have to sit next to the annoying guy the whole ride.
Person you most admire: My Brother
Athlete you most admire: Michael Jordan
Your favorite athletic moment of your career. Final Four last year.
What CD is in your stereo right now? Blink 182
If I were given free tickets to see any athletic event I wanted, what event would it be? Packer playoff game at Lambeau Field.
The famous athlete you would most like to meet: Brett Favre
If you were given round trip tickets to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Italy, because I've heard its beautiful.
If you could travel back in time and meet any famous person, who would it be and why? Vince Lombardi, great coach with a great message.
What do you most enjoy about playing soccer at Maryland? The friendships formed.
What do you respect most about Sasho? His love of the game.
The best piece of advice anyone ever gave you is… Keep your head up, no matter what.
The one word the best describes you is… Honest.
If I could change on thing in the world, it would be… No more poverty.
If I lost all my possessions except for one, I'd want to keep… My bed.
My ambition after soccer is to… Become a high school teacher and coach.
My favorite TV show ever is… Sopranos
My favorite movie is… Fletch
Outside of soccer, I enjoy… Golfing.
If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it? By each member of my family something nice.
My craziest ambition is to… Skydive
Since coming to Maryland, I have learned to… Deal with things on my own.
The best thing about being a student-athlete is… Representing the university and getting a little recognition and respect for doing so.
My favorite class at Maryland has been… Sociology 100