Each week during the school year, Wittenberg University Director of Athletics and Recreation Gary Williams interviews a Tiger student-athlete for a special website feature called "Q&A with Dr. Gary."
Special thanks to Andy Elliot '19 for his hard work putting the feature together this week.
Q & A with Dr. Gary, Featuring Christian Randazzo, Men's Soccer
Q: How would you describe the athletic culture/environment at Wittenberg?
A: I would describe the environment and culture as supportive and inclusive. No matter what sport, student-athletes are always there to support each other. Also, they can make a quality student section.
Q: What is your most memorable sports moment at Witt?
A: My most memorable sports moment was scoring a goal against Wooster this season by making a run from right back. It felt good to help the team win a conference game.
Q: What made Wittenberg your choice as opposed to other schools?
A: Wittenberg allowed me to pursue soccer while still being able to focus on academics. We are truly students first, then athletes.
Q: Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? (CDR, Post, etc.)
A: My favorite place to eat is Post. I recommend the black bean burger. It is a hidden gem.
Q: What are you studying at Witt and why does it interest you?
A: I am studying Biology and Spanish at Witt. These topics interest me because I am planning to pursue a medical degree.
Q: If you could play any other sport, what would it be and why?
A: I would play volleyball. I have always have been interested in the sport, but I have never had a solid opportunity to learn how to play the game well.
Q: Who is your favorite Wittenberg athlete and why?
A: My favorite athlete is Karen Wildemann. I respect her ability to play at such a high level within her sport and her ability to motivate and lead groups of people. She is a true leader.
Q: What does it mean to you to be at Wittenberg Tiger?
A: To me, being a Wittenberg Tiger means that you come from a community of support and that you are sensitive to peoples’ differences and beliefs.
Q: What kind of music do you listen to before a game, tournament, etc. (Favorite artists, songs, albums)
A: I usually do not listen to music before a game, but when I do, I am into aggressive, fast-paced EDM music to get pumped up.
Q: How did you start in your sport?
A: My mom started me at the local YMCA in a toddler’s league at the age of 3. Soccer is an important part of my life.
Q: Who professionally is your favorite player in your sport?
A: Eden Hazard is my favorite player. He is a great leader for Chelsea on the field and has an impact in the game every time he steps on the field.