Getting to Know UK Soccer: Charles Pettys

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In preparation for the 2011 Kentucky men’s soccer season, is rolling out a series of player questionnaires, allowing fans, friends and family to get an inside look at UK soccer.

The series continues with UK junior defender Charles Pettys. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Pettys played in 14 games with 11 starts as a sophomore, his first year in Lexington. A 5-foot-11 defender, Pettys totaled a goal and an assist, with his goal coming as UK’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Memphis. Pettys later added an assist vs. FIU, helping tallying the game-winning goal.

Getting to Know Charles Pettys

What is your favorite thing about Kentucky?
- The passionate fans and my teammates
What is your favorite TV show?

- Summer Heights High
Funniest teammate?

- Cam Wilder for his tweeting!
Teammate with the dirtiest locker?

- Christo because he has too many cargo shorts laying around in there
Best player you have ever played with or against?

- Duncan Oughton - Columbus Crew
Favorite memory of being a UK student-athlete?
- My first time pulling on the UK jersey
If you could visit one place, where would it be?
- The bottom of the ocean and Kenya
If you could have dinner with one person in the world, who would it be?
- Woody Hayes
What is something most people don’t know about you?
- I seriously have never eaten a salad.
If you had to play one sport other then soccer professionally right now, what would it be?
- I'd love to be a professional surfer
If you had to pick one meal to eat for the next week, what would it be?
- My mom's chicken marsala

Player on the team with the worst sense of fashion style?
- Christo because of all his cargo shorts!
What is your biggest fear?
- Sharks