SAU Buzz

Fighting Bee: Daniel Reinoso

by Charles Hanley
Posted on Sep 13, 2019

Major: International Business with a communications minor 

When did you first start playing soccer?

"It was when I was really young. I started with my grandfather when I was three-years-old. He didn't really like playing, but he saw that I was really entertained by the game." 

What brought you to St. Ambrose?

"Well, I used to go to college in Tennessee. It was a good two years that I spent there, but then I decided that I wanted change. I wanted something more in my life, so I started sending emails with the hope of finding another school. Then, the assistant coach of the SAU soccer team answered my email. I saw the option to play at SAU, and it was really good. The academics here seemed really good as well, so then I decided that this would be the best place to go."

 What have your thoughts been on the season so far?

"I mean, we just started. I think we have a good team. We have players with good potential. We just need to win some more games. Conference will be a very big deal because that is when we will have to make things right. I'm very positive about this season. I think we will do great." 

If there's anything you're looking to improve on this season, what is it?

"I came here after some injuries, and I think I really need to work on how to prevent more injuries from happening. In the last three years, I've had a lot of injuries, and I think that's something I can definitely work on." 

What would you say is your greatest strength?

"Well, I think my mindset is right. I always want to be positive. I don't care if we are facing a big team or a small team. I've always been taught that I need to be prepared for everything, and that we are all equal on the field, so we always have a chance to win. I try to tell my teammates that the mindset always has to be right if we are going for a win, and it’s the most important thing. You can win games as long as you have the right attitude.” 

What other sports have you played?

“I used to do track and field. I would run the mile and the two miles. I was good at that, but soccer is the one sport that makes me really happy. It’s the one sport that makes me want to give my 100 percent.”