Q&A With Freshman Will Stein

March 26, 2012

Freshman Will Stein is a native of Argyle, Texas that has made an immediate impact on the TCU men’s tennis team. The newcomer enjoyed a successful fall tournament season, earning 10 combined wins in his first collegiate action.

Stein took some time to sit down with GoFrogs.com and answer a few interesting questions...

Is it nice going to school so close to home?
“I thought I would be going home a lot more, since I only live 45 minutes away, but I only went home twice last semester and once was because of Thanksgiving. I find myself here on campus a lot, but it is also nice to know that home isn’t too far away.”

What are three things you miss most about home?
“My bed, my shower and my mom’s cooking.”

If you went home for one meal, what would it be?
“My dad grilling steaks, my mom making mashed potatoes or baked potatoes with other vegetables and my sister making desert.”

What is your favorite place to eat around campus?
“Joe T. Garcia’s. You’ve got to get the fajitas.”

What is the best smart phone app?
“Bejeweled. I am obsessed with that game.”

If you could play any other sport at TCU, what would it be?
“Baseball. I would play shortstop or pitcher. Baseball was big for me growing up and that’s what I always thought that I would do.”

When did you start playing tennis?
“I started playing tournaments when I was 14 or 15 years old, so not that long ago. I made the transition pretty easy, because I was pretty good at most sports, but tennis is by far the hardest sport that I’ve played.

What is the hardest part of playing tennis?
“The mental side of the game. You’ve obviously got to be in good shape to play, but the fact that it is one-on-one, there is no one to back you up. That’s tough.”

What is your go-to karaoke song?
“Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money. I’ll sing that anytime.”

If you had the choice between good looks and being rich, which would you choose?
“I think I could find out a way to make money, so I’ll take good looks.”

If you could become any animal, which would you be?
“A lion - king of the jungle.”

Where would you move if you could live anywhere?
“Somewhere in Texas with a bunch of land, but Telluride, Colo., in the winter.”