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Get to know… Ron Dierkes

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Goalie Ron Dierkes protects the net at CSUN’s homeopener on Sept 18. Dierkes is currently in his fourth season as a Matador. Assistant Sports Editor Monique Muniz.

Get to know… Ron Dierkes

Date of birth: August 7, 1981
Place of birth: Warminster, PA

Height: 6’0
Stats last season: 768 saves and a 18-5 record.

Position:  Goalie
Major: Accounting

Favorites
Food: Steak
Music: Rock ‘n Roll
Movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Song: “Defense” by Bad Religion
Athlete: Former Philadelphia Flyers Ron Hextall

Life
Greatest Difficulty: Procrastination
Greatest goal accomplished: Being accepted in the Accounting program at CSUN
Most Embarrassing Moment: Fell through a glass table         while lifting weights on it
Hobbies: Any kind of brain games.

Hockey
Best part of my game: Glove hand
Part of my game that needs improvement: Puck handling and stopping Anthony Kendryna in practice
Best player I’ve played against so far: Andy Jackiel from College of the Canyons
Player I pattern my game after: Patrick Roy
Pre-game rituals: Five hour energy drink before game and puts aside a Gatorade before third period
Superstitions: Always puts left skate on first

Goals
Team:  To finish top five in country
Individual: To have at least one shutout this season

And
Other sports I played while growing up: Soccer and football
When I started playing hockey: Street hockey at age 7 and ice hockey at age 18
What I do to stay in shape during the offseason: Goes to gym, runs and plays in a summer hockey league
Person I would like to meet: Greg Graffin (lead singer of Bad Religion)

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