Captains’ Corner: Nate Saffold ’14

What’s your major?


What’s your least favorite school to play at?

Anywhere in Maine. That bus ride is lengthy!

What was an achievement in your sport that you feel proudest about?

Beating Wesleyan at last year’s Homecoming.

If you could play another sport at Williams, what would it be?

Basketball. I lack the offensive skill set to play here, but I think I could make my mark as a defensive specialist.

Who’s your pro athlete crush?

Lolo Jones.

What’s your pregame ritual?

I don’t have any rituals, but I usually listen to some Wu-Tang Clan to get fired up.

Which professor would you most like to play against in your sport?

Professor [of Physics William] Wootters. He’d have some great celebrations.

What is the team tradition you value most?

“The Walk” and haircuts. There is nothing like marching up Spring Street after a Homecoming win.

What’s your favorite snack before a game?

Bananas and Gatorade. Gotta get those electrolytes!

What’s your favorite jam to listen to at the gym?

“Feds Watching” by 2 Chainz featuring Pharell.

What’s your most embarrassing moment in your sport?

Getting roasted daily by Tomas Kearney ’12 my sophomore year on scout team.

What’s the most attractive team at Williams?

Football. No doubt.

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