Nick Goss


All Your Favorites:

  • Food:  Steak
  • Movie:   The Departed
  • Movie Character: Rickey Bobby from Talladega Nights
  • Book (Author):  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Book Character (what book?): Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Show:   The Game of Thrones
  • Type of Music:  Electric Dance Music or Country
  • Musical Artist or Band:  The Two Friends
  • Song (Artist):  Everything (Cazzette Remix) by EDX
  • Artist:  Picasso
  • Painting:   Mona Lisa
  • City (foreign or domestic):  Copenhagen
  • State:   California
  • Country:  USA
  • Place (anywhere):  Fishers Island, NY
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Driving
  • Hobby:  Hunting
  • Board Game:  Monopoly
  • Monopoly Piece:  Hamburger
  • Quote:   “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I choose Santa Clara because I waned to come back to California. I went to boarding school in Massachusetts.

What draws you to baseball?  What is special about the college game?
I love the strategy and the competitiveness in it. The best part s your teammates though.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I like competing with Mac Hess. He’s got great skill and makes the people around him better. I like competing against Mac and Quinton. They set the bar for everyone.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • Mark Prior, him pitching against me
  • LeBron James, 1 0n 1 basketball game
  • Misty May in volleyball
  • Julie Johnston, penalty kicks
  • Brock Lesnar, UFC

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Dusty Baker
  • President Bush
  • David Portnoy
  • The Rock
  • Mark Wahlberg

What would you do with a billion dollars?
I’d buy a big private plane.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I want to be a police officer.

What does your ideal day look like?
Driving up to my grandparents place in Napa Valley and spend the day relaxing up there by the pool with my buds.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Visit every state.