Daily Grind: NAIA Soccer Player Benjamin Elgueta

Daily Grind: NAIA Soccer Player Benjamin Elgueta Daily Grind: NAIA Soccer Player Benjamin Elgueta

Benjamin Elgueta is a (super) senior at Rheinhardt University of the pursuing a master's degree in Sports Administration and Leadership. An international student from Chile, Benji previously attended Division II, University of North Georgia, for the entirety of his undergraduate career. Check out what an average day looks like for Benji during his final semester of .

8 AM – Wake up

Benji likes to get straight to action by planning the day in his planner.

9 AM – Workout

The day's first task is a physical one, as Benji puts himself through a grueling two-hour .

11:30 AM – Lunch

As he prefers to skip , this is Benji's first meal of the day, which he enjoys with his teammates in the school cafeteria.

12:30 PM – Time to chill

Following lunch, it's time to head home and relax for a little bit.

1 PM – Study

Time to hit the books! Benji designates his afternoons to study hard for his master's classes.

4:30 PM – Dinner 

Benji has an early dinner to fuel up for evening team practice.

5:20 PM – Social media work

During this short window, Benji works on editing videos for his social media.

6 PM – Pre-practice preparation

Benji gets ready for practice by doing some rehab for his wrist injury, stretching, and foam rolling to loosen off.

7 PM – Team practice

Next up, Benji's favorite part of the day. The theme of practice changes from day to day.

9 PM – Individual work

Not satisfied with going home after team practice, Benji stays for an extra half hour to work on some aspects of his game with his teammates.

10 PM – Relax

After heading home, Benji refuels with a snack, calls his girlfriend, and watches videos until he begins to feel sleepy.

Midnight – Lights out

Benji aims to be asleep by midnight.

Image Credit: Rheinhardt University Athletics

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