Mark Habeck, from Winona, Minnesota, attended the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, graduating with a degree in Biology. Mark served as captain of the soccer team as a junior and a senior. He also received numerous honors from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), including: 2015 UMAC All-Conference 2nd Team, 2014 UMAC All-Conference Honorable Mention, and 2013-2015 UMAC Academic All Conference.
Off the pitch, what do you like to do for fun?
“When I am not playing soccer I really enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, family, and friends. I also enjoy being outside (except during the cold Minnesota winters) and going hiking, camping, and exploring new places.”
Why did you start playing soccer?
“I started playing soccer when I was really young, probably around 4 or 5 years old, and have loved playing ever since. It is a unique game and it has always appealed to me over any other sport.”
Where do you find your soccer inspiration?
“I like watching Premier League, Champions League, or MLS games whenever I get the chance. One team that I follow more closely is Arsenal; I would say they are one of my favorites.”
What excites you the most about playing for Med City FC?
“I am really excited to be a part of the inaugural season and play for a local team at a higher level. Plus Luke, Frank, and the other coaches are great people to work with and learn from. I am also excited for the challenges that will come and developing new team comradery.”