By: Cameron Newbold
Write On Sports interviewed Femi Hollinger-Janzen at the Newcomer Center at Goshen College. It was on July 18, 2017.
Hollinger-Janzen was born in Benin, West Africa. He grew up in Goshen, IN. His parents were always there for Femi. He was born on December 14, 1993. He is 23 years old. “Growing up was a ups and downs with soccer.” He is in Boston, Massachusetts right now for soccer. “I do miss Goshen a lot.”
Hollinger-Janzen went to Bethany High School and played soccer there. Hollinger-Janzen had 67 goals and 23 assists total in his high school career. He went to Indiana University for college. He studied sports management. Hollinger-Janzen played all four years. Hollinger-Janzen had 22 goals and eight assists in 88 games. He was member of Indiana’s 2012 NCAA College Cup as a freshmen. As a junior he helped lead his team to the NCAA Tournament in all of his four seasons and the Big Ten championship. “In college everybody got along on the soccer field.”
Hollinger-Janzen got traded to Minnesota but got traded back to New England for a goalie. “Going to Minnesota I was happy because I get to be close to home.” In 2016 Hollinger-Janzen played 19 games. In 2017 he has played 10 games so far. In total is 29 games played. Hollinger-Janzen plays forward and number 88. He gets up at 8:00am and drives to the stadium eats breakfast then stretches then starts practice at 11:00 am. They play 11v11 on the field. Practice is over around 12- 12:45 pm.
Hollinger-Janzen’s biggest achievement and goal was becoming a professional soccer player. He goes home during off season or when he is close. When not playing soccer Hollinger-Janzen plays a lot of video games and he walks his roommate’s dog with him. His favorite video games are Fifa and Call of Duty.