Wissahickon's Goldstein Commits to Play Soccer at Muhlenberg

On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, Wissahickon senior David Goldstein was recognized for committing to continue his soccer career at Muhlenberg College. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

David Goldstein – Muhlenberg College (Soccer)

Major: Finance

Final list of colleges: Muhlenberg, Franklin & Marshall, Haverford

Reasons for choosing Muhlenberg:  “When deciding on where to go, I considered many factors other than soccer. I wanted to go somewhere where I could succeed in several aspects including academics. The first time I visited Muhlenberg I felt very comfortable and knew it would be a great school for me.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level? “I’ve known that I’ve wanted to play college soccer for a long time. Early into junior year, I had to make a decision of whether I wanted to pursue D-I or D-III. There were several factors that influenced me to narrow my selection down to D-III schools, specifically in the Centennial Conference. A major aspect I considered is what I found to be the best academic fit for myself. Muhlenberg was one of the first schools that reached out to me, as well as one of the first schools I showed interest in attending.”

Coach Stuart Malcolm says:  “David was someone that has great foot skills, he’s quick and he understands the game really well, which is helpful not only for my benefit but also for other players on the field. The big thing that really came through with David this year was his willingness to do whatever he needed to do to help the team out. It sounds kind of cliché, but he played a lot of attack and as a midfield player most of his first three years in the program, and he ended up playing outside midfield and also he played a few games at left back, which is actually the position he played in club, but because it’s high school soccer and he had good feet and was always taking players on and could get forward and create threats and a problem for other teams, that’s where we played him. When he got the opportunity and we had injuries and things and we needed to try and keep things tight, he was willing to go from a more offensive position and do what he needed to do, and you could see why he was successful at that position at the club level. I believe that’s where he’s pegged for college too, and the game as it is at the moment, being a fullback is as much being able to be in an attacking position as it is a defensive role. He certainly has the attributes to do that.”

About David:
Favorite food: 
Burgers
Favorite movie:  First Blood
Favorite music:  Anything