(Alexandria) Thanksgiving Q&A: Family Time Important to BI’s Faddoul

(Alexandria) Thanksgiving Q&A: Family Time Important to BI’s Faddoul

Junior finished with 28 goals, 16 assists during fall soccer season.


Bishop Ireton junior Joey Faddoul scored 28 goals in the fall.

Joey Faddoul was the top offensive threat on a Bishop Ireton boys’ soccer team that finished 14-6-2 during the fall, reaching the WCAC tournament semifinals and the VISAA state quarterfinals.

Faddoul, a junior, led the Washington, D.C. area with 28 goals, according to stats from the Washington Post’s allmetsports.com. He was also a facilitator for the Cardinals, totaling 16 assists. Faddoul’s performance earned him first-team all-WCAC and second-team all-state honors.

Faddoul recently participated in a Q&A via email, sharing some insight about his Thanksgiving plans.

*Q: What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Faddoul: Well, usually on Thanksgiving I go to my cousin’s house and we have a great time together. Family is important to me.

*Q: Do you or your family have any annual Thanksgiving traditions?

Faddoul: Nothing overly special. My family goes to my cousin’s house where my whole family gathers around and enjoys each other's company.

*Q: Does your family incorporate sports into Thanksgiving? If so, how?

Faddoul: We watch football, but of course a soccer ball is always around, though!

*Q: What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?

Faddoul: I'm not picky at all, but I’d have to say it's between the turkey and macaroni and cheese.

*Q: The Bishop Ireton boys’ soccer team reached the WCAC semifinals and the state quarterfinals. What are your thoughts on how the season went, overall?

Faddoul: I have mixed emotions on the season. I'm extremely happy because we proved so many people wrong and grew as a team and a family and we had a very successful season, but that was not our goal. Our goal was to win a state and conference championship, but we learn and grow from this season.

*Q: What is your favorite memory from your first three years of playing soccer at Bishop Ireton?

Faddoul: To be honest, every moment is unique. Just being with the team and laughing when we're off the field but it's all business on the field. Every moment is great and I wouldn't take it back if I had the chance.

*Q: What are your future soccer plans?

Faddoul: My goals are to definitely go to college and eventually go pro because I love the game and would love to make it my job.

*Q: Who is your favorite music artist? Why?

Faddoul: My favorite artist would have to be either Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole because they make music about real-life issues and situations, not only material things.

*Q: What is your favorite movie? Why?

Faddoul: My favorite movie is “The Lion King” because it shows how someone can be strong and courageous even in bad times and bad situations, and it shows loyalty.

*Q: What location is the farthest you have traveled from the Washington, D.C. area?

Faddoul: I've travelled to France and Germany for soccer and it was a fantastic experience.

*Q: Who are your favorite pro sports teams?

Faddoul: My favorite sports teams would be the Redskins for football and Manchester United for soccer.

*Q: Who are your favorite pro athletes?

Faddoul: My favorite professional athletes would be Kobe Bryant, and Ronaldinho because of their competitive drive and attitude they have toward the sport they play and the fun they have doing it.