AOTW: RJ Rauh, sophomore soccer player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 Why RJ Rauh was selected: On Saturday, Sept. 14, Rauh recorded a career-high 10 saves to help Wilkes maintain a 0-0 double overtime draw at Haverford College.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: RJ Rauh, sophomore soccer player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Russell (RJ) Rauh 

Year: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Hometown: LaGrangeville, N.Y.

High School: Arlington HS

Position: Goalkeeper


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because I am able to get a great education while still being able to play the sport that I have loved my entire life.


Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduation, I would like to get a job relatively close to home.


Favorite building on campus?

Cohen Science Center.


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope that our team can make playoffs and finish this season with a winning record. 


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I’ve been playing soccer ever since I can remember.


Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do is 3 v. 2, which is when the goalies get the most action.


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

I would update the locker rooms. 


Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

I enjoy playing video games.


Most influential person(s) in your life?

My father.


If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Steve Irwin.


Favorite Professor?

Professor Kenneth Klemow.


Coke or Pepsi?



Favorite meal to eat on campus?



A quote you live your life by?

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” – Master Oogway


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means to be smart on and off the field, while keeping up with school.


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My backline. 

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor