SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo athletics caught up with former SLU men’s soccer player Jonathan Glenn, who wore the green and gold from 2007-10. In his first start his national team, Trinidad and Tobago, Glenn scored his first international goal for, on Sept. 4, against Mexico in a friendly in Sandy, Utah. This was Glenn’s third cap for Trinidad and Tobago, having come in as a sub in the Caribbean Cup back in November 2014.
Let’s start with your time at Saint Leo, what was your favorite part about Saint Leo?
JG: I wish I had one specific thing to point to but to be honest the entire experience impacted my life. The community-like atmosphere of the campus and the accessibility of faculty and staff is something that I would never forget along with the opportunity to play college soccer created some of the best memories of my life. However, I must say as cliché as this sounds, those core values that are engrained from day one really imprint on you without even realizing it. I didn’t realize this until after I graduated and looked back on those four years realizing how much I had changed as a person. This was really satisfying for me and really gave me the confidence to go after my goals in life.
Now on to your current gig as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team, how does it make you feel to represent your nation on a world level?
JG: It a fantastic feeling to represent my country. This is something that I’ve dreamed about growing up and only few people are ever fortunate enough to be selected. It’s very special to me and I want to make the most of it for myself and my country.
When you scored your goal against Mexico, what kind of emotions did you have?
JG: During the game I felt happy but it was the normal emotions I get after I score. I guess my body was in game mode. However, after the game I was on Cloud Nine. I must have replayed that goal in my phone 100 times and didn’t sleep all night, lying awake with a smile on my face.
What are your ultimate goals for your career?
JG: To have a successful professional career and help take Trinidad and Tobago to the 2018 World Cup.
What has been your favorite moment while representing Trinidad and Tobago?
JG: Going to the Gold Cup was an amazing experience, but on a personal level, my performance in the Mexico game is definitely my favorite thus far.
Glenn finished his Saint Leo career ranked in the top-5 in SLU history in goals, points and shots. He scored 41 goals, registered 94 points, and took the second-most shots all-time at 251.