Wildcat Spotlight

Wildcat Spotlight

This week's Wildcat Spotlight features Men's Soccer senior Ariel Morales. The Hotel and Lodging Management major, a Charlotte native, came to JWU from Mallard Creek High School. Ariel has made 47 appearances in his career for the Wildcats.

Get to know Ariel:

Why did you choose Johnson & Wales University?

  • "I chose Johnson & Wales University because I was recruited for soccer here. Once I got to the campus, I fell in love with it and decided to go for Hotel & Lodging a year into my studies."

What is your favorite memory of college so far?

  • "My favorite memory of college is meeting all the great people I have in my life."

What is something interesting that people don’t know about you?

  • "I am actually pretty introverted and struggle in public settings."

What is your favorite food?

  • "It has to be my mother's Canelones. She blesses me with them from time to time."

What is your favorite hobby?

  • "Soccer to me is more of a lifestyle than a hobby, but soccer would still be my hobby of choice."

What would you like to do after graduation?

  • "I would like to either look a bit further into a possible soccer career while also diving into the hotel business. I do not want to let my parents down and let my financial obligations drag me down."

Coach Payne on Ariel:

  • "Ariel is such a servant leader for our team. He sets a good example everyday with his work ethic, his maturity, and his dedication to the team. He's a great soccer player but an even better person."