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DURHAM, N.C.-  The Duke men's lacrosse team defeated Harvard University 11-8 on Monday evening.  Recently, GoDuke.com sat down with senior long stick midfielder CJ Costabile to learn more about the New Fairfield, Conn., native. 

GoDuke.com: What do you have DVR'd?
CJ Costabile: "That's mainly dominated by Michael Manley, but it's a mixture of Modern Family, Swamp People, Axman, and I think that's about it."  

GoDuke.com: What embarrassing music do you have on your iPod?
CC:
"Oh I kind of have the iPod of a 12 year old year girl to be perfectly honest, very big fan of Katy Perry, pop music, what's that song we listen to now, call you maybe, I like that song. I don't know who the main author is exactly. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber. Carly Rae Jepsen.

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite movie?
CC:
"That's a tough question, do we have a genre here? I saw Project X this past weekend, very funny, awesome. I'll go with that one at the moment."

GoDuke.com: Do you have any superstitions/pre-game rituals? If so, what are they?
CC:
"Kind of. I usually start off my music very slow, a lot of alternative jams and as game time gets closer I listen to more rap, more pump up energy music.  You don't want to get pumped up too soon. The way I put on my stuff a little bit, but nothing too crazy. Coach Galloway is a big guy on that one back when he played, he use to put dirt on his face from his home town before every game, so that's always a good one, I don't have anything cool like that."

GoDuke.com: What's on your bucket list?
CC:
"Bucket List.  Currently trying to climb Mount Everest, talking to Michael Manley about that yesterday, really don't think it's that hard. I don't know if I can get it just yet, but currently, the more reachable goal is probably to go skydiving at the end of the year."

GoDuke.com: What's the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome?
CC:
"The toughest thing probably would have been my sophomore year, breaking my ankle. I ended up breaking it and I also had a third degree sprain. It was tough to overcome just because it was sophomore year, we had a shot at winning a National Championship, it was suppose to last just three to four weeks, but it lingered the whole season.  Fortunately enough we were able to win a National Championship that year.  That was just very difficult to overcoming as far as the amount of time spent with Joe Ferraro in the training room just to get healthy."

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite home cooked meal?
CC:
"Home Cooked Meal. I mean my dad's a really good cook, phenomenal chicken cutlets, these great potatoes, great steak, I mean I'm just always happy to get a home cooked meal, to be honest,  I wouldn't per say I have a number one, but he does a great job. As well as my mom, I got to give a shout out to her, can't leave her out to dry there." 

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite class at Duke?
CC:
"Favorite class at Duke. Econ class is good, it's hard, but good, I learn a lot.  But I have to give it out to my man Dean Gerald Wilson, American Dreams and Reality, really really cool learning about the American Dream itself and these myths that kind of perpetuate the American Dream. It was really cool and really interesting."

GoDuke.com: What has been your toughest class at Duke?
CC:
"I got to go with the Econ class by far.  Very happy I took it as a satisfactory unsatisfactory so it didn't kill the GPA, that was the hardest one, but I did learn a lot."

GoDuke.com: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CC:
"I wish I could say retired, possibly win the lottery or something.  That's a tough question. The biggest thing that will dictate that is what happens after school, ideally right now I'm looking for a job on Wall Street in Sales and Trading. I've always thought about doing some cross camp route, something like that, maybe traveling, I don't know, even thought about being a fireman, so hopefully by May I will figure out just what those next 10 years look like."

GoDuke.com: Who has had the most impact on your life and why?
CC:
"I got to go with my parents. They've been very supportive of my endeavors, especially athletically.  When I was younger, they would always drive me around to practices, I mean I would be playing three or four sports in a season, and they brought me around, so I can't thank them enough for that."

GoDuke.com: Describe Coach Danowski in one word.
CC:
"He's a man of many faces.  I'm trying to think of a good word.  Enigma, we'll go with that. Enigma."

GoDuke.com: Can you cook? If so what are you good at?
CC:
"I cook eggs really well. My specialty is actually English muffin pizza bagels, which are very good, a little more upscale. I haven't really toyed around, I really honestly have to learn from my parents at some point, I've been kind of pushing it off to be honest, but I cook the basics."

GoDuke.com: Who would you trade places with for a day?
CC:
"I gotta say Tiesto, the guy lives the life man, Tiesto."

GoDuke.com: Fill in the blank -- I wish I knew how to _________
CC:
"I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument, piano, guitar anything."

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite restaurant in Durham?
CC:
"I enjoy Sushi Love, yea let's go Sushi Love."

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