AOTW: Luke Betancourt, freshman soccer player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 Why Luke Betancourt was selected: Betancourt recorded his first career goal in the 79th minute of play against Susquehanna to give the Colonels the late 1-0 victory.


Kirsten Peters

Freshman soccer player Luke Betancourt

Name: Luke Betancourt

Year: Freshman

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Easton, Pa.

High School: Easton Area HS

Position: Center Attacking Midfielder

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I didn’t have one driving force for coming to Wilkes, rather it was a grouping of multiple factors. I happened to like the school a lot, the fact that it was not too far from home and the how I also wanted to play soccer here.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

In terms of post-graduation plans, I am currently undecided at the moment, however, as a business major I will be looking into all of the avenues I can pursue with that degree.

Favorite building on campus?

My favorite building would have to be UCOM.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

As a team, I hope that we can make the playoffs this season.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

My father was born in Colombia and loved the sport of soccer. He taught me how to play soccer from a young age and I just continued playing from there, which led me to where I am today playing for Wilkes.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is to have fun with the team, whether we are doing drills or joking around with each other.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?


Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite Professor?

Mrs. Pekala.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Definitely a beef sandwich from Grille Works.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Off of the field, I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with all of my friends.

A quote you live your life by?

“Live everyday like it is your last.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means being a  positive person in any aspect of life, being willing to help one another and those around you, and having good sportsmanship on the field.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor