Get to know UCLA senior defender and team co-captain Brad Rusin in this week's 11 Questions. Rusin has started his senior season with a bang, scoring the game-winner against UC Riverside and the game-tying goal against North Carolina in the 86th minute to help the Bruins come back to tie. The three-time All-Pac-10 defender has played in 62 career games for UCLA, with 52 starts. During his freshman year, he was selected to the College Soccer News All-Freshman first team and Top Drawer Soccer's All-Rookie Team.
1. If you could be on any magazine cover, which one would it be and why?
Sports Illustrated, without a doubt. I think that it would be a pretty big deal because of the previous athletes on the cover.
2. What kind of product do you use to keep your hair so perfectly coiffed during games?
It is called "Got 2B Glued" and can be purchased at your local Rite-Aid.
3. Myspace or Facebook?
If you asked me this a year ago it would have been Myspace for the one reason that everybody knows (my girlfriend Kasey), but since I have deleted Myspace it would have to be Facebook now.
4. You've lived in Indiana, Florida and California. Which state do you prefer and why?
All of them have their positives ... I prefer the people of Indiana, the beaches of Florida, and the weather of California.
5. Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
Michael Jordan ... and Kobe Bryant doesn't compare no matter what Jason or Kiel say!
6. What would you like to do after you've finished your soccer career?
Well, hopefully I won't have to work too hard, but I would like to get into Real Estate and build a home for my family.
7. Give three words to describe yourself
Hardworking, Quiet, and of course ... Tall
8. If you could trade places with anyone on the team, who would it be and why?
It would probably have to be Nakazawa so I could look good wearing cut-off shirts with board shorts and surf killer waves!
9. I'm best on the team at ...
Fifa '08 for Xbox 360 ... ask Sean Alvarado about that one!
10. What is your hidden talent?
11. Name your all-time UCLA Starting XI
Tim "All-Time Greatest" Pierce, Cliff "Ricky Ross" McKinley
Jason "Fogo De Chao" Leopoldo, Ryan "Munching" Futagaki, Kyle "The Loo" Nakazawa, Sal "Q-tips" Zizzo
Mike "Mr. Hollywood" Zaher, Sean "GQ" Alvarado, Me, Kiel "THE GUY" McClung