MC’s Boys Soccer Team Captain and Campus Cutie, Andrew “Meli” Melitsanopoulos, comes from Norwalk, CT. Sophomore (and single, ladies!) Andrew majors in psychology and government.
HC: Favorite part about Manhattan College?
Andrew: The class sizes and the tight-knit community. These features help create an environment that prepares students for success after they graduate.
HC: Best memory from being on the soccer team?
Andrew: The day before my birthday in my freshman year, we played Marist at Gaelic Park. We needed a win to help us clinch a MAAC playoff spot. We were down 2-1 with about ten minutes left, and I scored two goals in a little over a minute to get us the win. My whole family was there to see, and we ended up going to the MAAC semifinals that year.
HC: Favorite food place near campus?
Andrew: The Greek Express, for obvious reasons. Doesn’t beat mom’s cooking but any Greek food is good food.
HC: Favorite Disney movie?
Andrew: Beauty and the Beast, no question.
HC: Currently, what is your most played song on your iPod?
Andrew: Mr. Rager, by Kid Cudi.
HC: Biggest pet peeve?
Andrew: Torn between when my socks don’t match and when someone is ignorant, both equally annoying.
HC: What is your one guilty pleasure?
Andrew: Karaoke Night, pretending like it’s just for laughs when in reality I’m singing my heart out hoping for a record deal.
HC: If you could have dinner with anyone in history who would it be?
Andrew: I would have loved to have dinner with JFK. He had so much to offer the country. I would not only want to talk politics, but I would want to get to know him as a person away from the executive office too.
HC: Celebrity crush?
Andrew: Jessica Alba
HC: What is your ideal date?
Andrew: Tough, depends where you are. Ideally, it would be a candlelit dinner at a pristine restaurant. Impeccable wine and dessert because there’s always room for that. Followed by a night walk on the beach afterwards, ending the night with stargazing.
HC: What is something that not many people know about you?
Andrew: My first name is actually Andreas– in Greek, meaning manliness and bravery. I just went by Andrew as a kid since that’s the American translation.