Getting to Know: Justin Pagila

Justin Pagila

Justin Pagila
Aug. 27, 2014

Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is sophomore golfer Justin Pagila.

NAME: Justin Henry Pagila

HOMETOWN: Dublin, Calif.

MAJOR:
Economics and Spanish

DESCRIBE COACH WATTS:
Coach Watts deeply cares about us as a team and us as individuals and is committed to getting the best out of us.

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Pat Tillman

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
San Francisco 49ers

BEST PART OF ARMY GOLF:
Competing at the Division I level while representing the Army.

FAVORITE COURSE TO PLAY:
Anywhere with good weather and fast greens.

OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING:
Besides Navy, I look forward to playing the highest ranking team, whoever that is. It is always fun to go after the best and take them down.

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER:
I am attending Air Assault School, CFT, and the FBI Crisis Negotiation Course.

TO RELAX, I:
Run, lift weights, watch Netflix, and eat good food.

FAVORITE MEAL:
Caesar salad with blackened salmon.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Cancun, Mexico.

MY IPOD HAS:
A good mix of country, hip-hop, and 80s.

FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT:
The mentors and friends I have found here have taught me so much.

DESCRIBE ARMY GOLF:
A motley crew driven to defy the adversity of playing Division I athletics at the United States Military Academy

ARMY’S MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Peter Kim. Peter is the most consistent all-around player I have ever been around.

WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014:
Robby Hill. Robby is the competitive spirit of the team and a great team captain. He has a chip on his shoulder that fires us up and he is due for a great year.

STRONGEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Me. I’m sure others would disagree but we can settle that in the weight room.

FASTEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Robby Hill. I’m catching up though and Marcus Plunkett has those long strides.

FUNNIEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Robby or Marcus. That’s a close one.

WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A GENERAL:
Steven Pedersen.

WHAT EVENT THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY:
Any event in Hawaii. Aloha?

I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER:
I’m not sure. I should be more active on Twitter it seems to be the new thing.

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