Meet the athlete: Scott Menzies
By Mae Jacobson, Associate Editor
Canadian native Scott Menzies grew up in West Vancouver, where he started playing soccer at age 5. In 2014, he walked on to the University of Washington men’s soccer team, where he found success during his junior and senior years. Scott now plays for the WAC men’s soccer team and works as a sales consultant for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Q. Tell us about your time playing at UW.
A. I redshirted my freshman year and didn’t play as a sophomore. During my
junior year, I scored two goals—including a game-winner in the first round of the NCAA tournament against New Mexico. During my final two seasons, I scored seven and then nine goals and was named to the Pac-12 second team.
Q. What does your athletic future hold?
A. I’m playing for the WAC now, so I’d love to win some Greater Seattle Soccer League championships and continue to play the game at a relatively high level.
Q. What’s your favorite part of soccer?
A. Defending. It’s the most rewarding and glamorous aspect of the sport.
Q. Any advice for aspiring soccer players?
A. Play as much as you can. Find other kids who love the game as much as you
do and kick the ball around with them in your spare time.
The WAC men’s soccer team, with Scott, wearing white in the photo above, won the spring 2019 GSSL D1 title.
As published in the July/August 2019 issue of WAC Magazine.
—Posted July 8, 2019