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Wahoo Central Chat with Darius Madison

Virginia men's soccer forward Darius Madison joins the Wahoo Central chat room at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Madison earned National and ACC Player of the Week honors this week after scoring both Virginia goals in a 2-0 win at No. 2 Notre Dame last Saturday.

Madison and the No. 11 Cavaliers play host to No. 23 North Carolina at 7 p.m. Friday at Klöckner Stadium in a key game in the ACC standings.

Wahoo Central Moderator: Hello everyone, Darius will be here shortly to answer your questions. We've got a lot of great questions, but keep them coming!
Wahoo Central Moderator: Darius is here so we'll get started. Keep sending those questions!

Nicole: Who is your celebrity crush?
Darius Madison: My celebrity crush would definitely have to be Sydney Leroux. She's one of the forwards for the women's national team.

Carly: Congrats on the POW honors! What made you choose Virginia?
Darius Madison: Definitely the academics and the soccer of course. The facilities are great and the coaches made me feel like I was at home.

Ashley: What has been the key to the team's unbeaten streak?
Darius Madison: The key to it has been our level of focus and the confidence that we're building from each game.

Donald (Richmond): Darius, what are you going to be for Halloween?
Darius Madison: I haven't decided yet. Anybody have any suggestions? I won't decide anything until after the game tomorrow.

John (C'ville": Are there any unique nicknames given to any of your teammates?
Darius Madison: The coaches called me little D last year and once I proved myself on the field they said they would go back to my regular nickname D. Marcus goes by Free. Scott goes by Stu. Jeff goes by Pinkman from Breaking Bad. Sheldon goes by McNabb. Foss goes by Paddy Chaps.

Mason (Charlottesville): Would you agree that Candy Corn is the worst "candy" in the history of ever?
Darius Madison: I would 100% agree that candy corn is the worst candy ever. It's a waste. It's a poor creation.

Joey: What is your favorite professional sports team?
Darius Madison: Arsenal Gunners. All day

Mario (RVA): If you weren't playing soccer, what sport would you play?
Darius Madison: I'd play basketball because that was my first love. I played until the ninth grade but I didn't reach my growth spurt by then so I gave up on it.

Murray (Charlottesville): What UVa sporting events do you like to attend when you're not playing soccer?
Darius Madison: Women's soccer games. I really enjoy watching them play and a lot of my friends are on the team.

Megan (Charlottesville): What is your favorite place on Grounds besides Klockner?
Darius Madison: I really like Clemons Library. It's really peaceful. When I go there I feel really relaxed.

Martin: Who is your favorite girl on the uva womens soccer team?
Darius Madison: I'm really good friends with all the second year players. I really couldn't choose a favorite.

Boston Strong: After you scored the second goal against ND you ran over to the bench. Tell us about that and what was going through your mind at the time.
Darius Madison: I was really excited and I thought that gave us enough momentum to win the game. After I scored that goal, getting a third goal was on my mind.

Rob (cvlle): What is embarrassing fact about yourself?
Darius Madison: I peed my pants once when I was on the mound pitching during a little league baseball game. I go back and laugh about it.

pow booey: Do you have any pre game rituals
Darius Madison: I have a rosary that I got from Italy and I say the Hail Mary and Our Father twice. I do the sign of the cross before I step out on the field.

Chase from Ivy: My son just began playing youth soccer. What advice would you have for him so that he gets the most out of this experience?
Darius Madison: While it's still early, work on your technique and the fundamentals. From there he'll have a wonderful experience playing the game.

Kyle (Charlottesville): What were your goals for this season? Have you reached those goals yet?
Darius Madison: Coming in I wanted 10+ goals, ACC First Team and of course to win a national championship. The season is not over so hopefully I'll reach all these goals.

Tori (Durham): What are you planning on majoring in?
Darius Madison: Media studies with a minor in foreign affairs

Greg (Cville): Two-parter: Favorite Halloween costume you wore as a kid and what's your favorite Halloween candy now as a college student?
Darius Madison: My favorite Halloween costume was a red Power Ranger. My favorite candy as a college student is a fight between Skittles and Sour Patch Watermelons
Wahoo Central Moderator: We have time for one last question.

mikey: who are the jokesters in the locker room?
Darius Madison: Me, Marcus, Nicko and Riggs. We've got a lot of good stories about every day life.
Darius Madison: Thanks everybody for the questions, I really appreciate it. I hope you all can make it out to Klockner tomorrow night at 7 for our game against UNC. Go Hoos!