Feb 6, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna (and the rest of the Notre Dame student beat writing staff) on twitter at @JrNDBloggers.
Sophomore defenseman Andy Ryan was thrown into action this season. After playing in only six games his freshman year, Ryan has quickly become a staple in the Irish defense. With each game, Ryan is tallying more blocks, assists, and goals on his stat sheet. Here’s the Two-Minute Power Play with Andy Ryan…
If someone wrote a book about you, what would it be called? “Around the World with Randy.”
If you didn’t play hockey, what sport would you play? Golf.
If you had a time machine, when would you go to? The roaring 20s.
What actor would play you in your biopic? People tell me I look like the guy from Twilight. What’s his name? Robert Pattinson.
What is your favorite Notre Dame tradition? The Fight Song
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an airline pilot, at least for a couple months.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? I’d buy a vacation house in Florida, and I’d travel around the world with the rest of it.
Do you have any interesting talents? I’m really good at biting my nails. That’s more of a habit than a talent.
Who is your celebrity crush? Jennifer Aniston.
What’s the best thing about your home state? The Detroit Redwings.
What’s your favorite sport to watch? College football.
What is your favorite season? Spring.
Would you rather be Jack Swarbrick or Fr. Jenkins for a day? Fr. Jenkins because I’d like to see what he does. I know he does a lot, but I don’t know what he actually does.
What was your favorite school subject when you were a kid? History—World War II.
What surprises people most about you? I have a really big head. People might not notice it at first.
What is your favorite movie? “Anchorman”
What is the best gift you’ve ever received? My laptop.
What four people would you want to go golfing with? Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Pavel Datsyuk, and Tom Brady.
What was the best lesson your parents ever taught you? To always ask questions.
What is the weirdest piece of clothing that you own? I have a onesie pajama suit at home.
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