Sophomore forward Bryan Wager is a member of the Geneseo men’s soccer team. Soccer has been an important role in Wager’s life, as he has played the game longer than he can remember.
Wager comes from an athletic family, which contributes to his soccer-filled life. His mother, father and older brother have shaped his athletic career, helping him on his journey to becoming a Geneseo Knight.
Though this is only the beginning of his second year on the team, Wager has seen plenty of action for an underclassman. Wager started three games during his freshman year and made 18 game appearances. This season, he has started in all six of the team’s games.
Over the last season, Wager grew to be an important part of the team, accumulating seven points during the 2016 season and four points for the 2017 season—an impressive number, as the season has only just started.
“We have a very balanced team this year; all the guys are great,” Wager said.
As a native of Honeoye Falls, N.Y,, Wager participated in other sports in high school, such as track and basketball. Soccer, however, has remained his primary interest.
“It is something that I have always done and have never been able to shake,” he said.
Additionally, Wager is a biochemistry major and wants to attend medical school in the future.
“I want to be a surgeon of some sort,” he said.
Wager has spent some time around doctors and likes that working with them challenges himself.
Although he is already busy balancing a varsity sport with his biochemistry major, Wager ensures that he puts aside time to help the community by participating in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, which supports local causes in Geneseo.
“We do things such as a walk for the Teresa House,” he said.
On campus, Wager likes to support his fellow varsity athletes by attending both indoor and outdoor sports throughout the seasons. He also enjoys spending time with his teammates.
“We like to spend a lot of time enjoying the nice weather outside,” he said. “I really like it here [at Geneseo]. It has an unspoken feel—you definitely find how willing people are to help others.”
So far, Wager’s favorite part about attending Geneseo has been joining the soccer team.
“There are people from all walks of life here,” he said. “I like getting to know different people.”
When not in class, busy studying or out on the field, Wager likes to play golf and is teaching himself how to play guitar.
“I’m a big classic rock guy, but I’ll listen to pretty much anything,” he said.
Wager also wants to explore more places in the United States and some foreign countries as well.
“I’m looking forward to exploring new places since I’ve been in upstate New York for nearly all my life,” he said.
Wager is extremely excited to continue his academic and athletic career at Geneseo. Although he has not decided exactly what his future holds, he is very enthusiastic about its prospects.u