Stanford star Bobby Warshaw
has an interest in politics dating back to his childhood. "I could tell you about the Cuban missile crisis when I was 8 years
old," he explained to the San Francisco Chronicle's Tom Fitzgerald
. (Warshaw's mother, Shirley
, is a political
science professor at Gettysburg College.) Warshaw didn't always show a politician's knack for consensus-building, though. He admits he rubbed teammates the wrong way and wasn't always liked. "As
I've gotten older and matured, I've learned how to harness it. When I first got to Stanford, it wasn't as accepted my freshman and sophomore years. Grating. Definitely, that's the kind of guy I am."
Warshaw started out as a forward but has blossomed as a center back this season, leading the Cardinal to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.
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