Culver’s Macedonio signs with Marian University Ancilla
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Culver’s Ashton Macedonio has signed with Marian University Ancilla to continue his soccer and academic careers.
“It’s close to home, so traveling and being able to see family is something that won’t be an issue,” Macedonio said. “I like the classroom sizes. It’s not too different to what I have here. So that’s something that’s good, a good environment to be in.”
Marian University Ancilla coach Kirk Weiss also told Macedonio that the incoming recruiting class will play a big role in changing the program’s culture.
“He talked to me about we’re starting from the ground up for soccer,” Macedonio said. “So he’s got his guys that he wants, and hopefully, this is the start fo something really good for Marian.”
Macedonio said he has been playing since his father introduced him to the sport when he was 2 or 3. He said he sees himself as a striker but added that he is “comfortable anywhere on the pitch.”
He said he is a Manchester United fan. Macedonio is half-Mexican, and he wears uniform number 14 in honor of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, the striker who plays for the Mexican national team and the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS. One of his biggest thrills was traveling to Chicago to watch him play in person.
“My whole life pretty much revolves around weekends,” Macedonio said. “I wake up at seven o’clock in the morning to watch soccer games that start at 7:30, and my whole weekend gets structured around what game times start here and there.”
Marian University Ancilla is a junior college located near Donaldson.
Macedonio said he hopes to get an associate’s degree in sports management.
Marian University Ancilla men’s soccer coach Kirk Weiss, left, and Macedonio