July 6, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Gamecock men's soccer player Mark Wiltse is still within the state of South Carolina, playing for the Charleston Battery in Charleston, S.C. Wiltse recently took time out of his training schedule to speak with GamecocksOnline.com.
Q: Tell the readers what team you are playing for, and what position you are playing.
Q: Have you noticed any major changes from the college game to the professional game?
Q: Are you playing the same position that you did when you were at South Carolina? Does your team have the same style of play as South Carolina?
Q: What is a typical practice like for your team?
Q: Talk about some of the venues that you play in. Do you have a favorite?
Q: What will you miss most about playing at South Carolina when the Gamecocks kick off the 2011 season in August?
A: I will definitely miss the atmosphere of the Graveyard (Stone Stadium). Playing in front of a big crowd of fans at the Graveyard and winning there have been some of the best soccer memories for me.
Q: After a successful college career and now moving on to the professional game, what advice do you have for younger soccer players who strive for some of those same goals?
**Photos courtesy of Vin Duffy
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