Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Soccer Life - Josh Mason

He's your president. 

He's your vice president.

He's rumored to be insanely rich.

He likes to work for beverage companies.

He's Joshua D. Mason.

Josh is one of the founding members of the Brickyard Battalion and the group's president from January 2015 to July 2018, when he became full narc and joined the Indy Eleven as the Vice President of Sales & MarketingJosh is an all-around good dude, full of energy and passion for the Indy Eleven and I have enjoyed having conversations with Josh and his dad on the sidelines during Indy Eleven games over the years.

Josh once described himself this way - "I'd like to note that I'm a more than average over-30 indoors soccer player who's never played college soccer. I love the sport and that's why I'm involved in the team."

This is how he answered my questions about The Soccer Life:

Photo credit: Don Thompson (@DLTPhotog)
1. Name:
- Josh Mason

2. Role (Player, Parent, Coach, Referee, General Spectator, All of the Above, None of the Above, Other):
- Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Indy Eleven
Editor's Note: and coach and parent and referee...

3. Soccer-specific Nickname (and any story behind it):
- Scooter. Thanks Dad.

4. Age became interested in soccer:
- 4

5. First recollection of the game:
- Playing my first game at ESSA on the far east side of Indy.

6. Highest level of play achieved:
- College Club

7. Honors/Awards

8. Last competitive match – Date (if known) & Level of Play
- Last night (I am still sore).
Editor's Note: The holidays took my attention so "last night" was November 20th of last year. I'm assuming Josh has played since then.

9. Position:
- Defense preferred

Josh presenting Braden Tamosaitis with Captain's armband
and BYB brick surrounding Brandon's signing with the team.
Photo credit: Don Thompson (@DLTPhotog)
10. Jersey number:

11. Coaching experience:
- Carmel FC (current U-11 Boys Travel Coach); total of 6 years.

12. Refereeing experience:
- Refereed all my childhood from like 12 years old on, and all 4 years of college.

13. Most memorable moment(s):
- The first Indy Eleven home game at Carroll Stadium. Surreal.

14. Least memorable moment(s):
- The moments I have already forgotten.

15. Favorite World Cup moment(s):
- USA vs England 1-1 draw, June 12, 2010. I was surrounded by all the Brits I played indoor with; new and old friends alike packing out a room and the energy was incredible.
- All USA vs Mexico games in Columbus, Ohio and the bus trips

16. Favorite team(s)
- Indy Eleven
- Manchester United

17. Favorite Historical player:
- Paul Scholes
- Ryan Giggs

18. Favorite Current Player
- Ayoze
- Juan Mata

19. Indoor vs Outdoor:
- Outdoor

20. Grass vs Turf:
- Grass

21. Other sports played (and to what level):
- Nothing well enough to mention!

22. Other Comments:
- Very excited to get this 2019 Campaign started. It's going to be a memorable year for sure for fans and players alike.


Don said...

I agree with you that "Josh is an all-around good dude".

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