USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Saturday, March 19, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. – One of the key figures for the Charleston Battery over the past three years, Antigua & Barbuda National Team captain Quinton Griffith has also brought an outgoing and enthusiastic personality to MUSC Health Stadium during his time with the club.
As the club prepares for the 2016 USL season, Griffith spoke with CharlestonBattery.com’s Dan Conover for a Q&A that delved into what has made Griffith a firm fan favorite in Charleston. Near the top of the list, Griffith’s sometimes interesting choices in hairstyle.
“My hair choices are a big part of my game and my life,” Griffith said to Conover. “Me having hair on my head that’s different colors, it gives me a drive. If I don’t have [a hairstyle], I don’t feel like myself. I feel weird. But if I have my hair long enough that I can do stuff, I do.
“If I do my hair crazy colors, it’s not that I want to be seen. It’s like, if I make a mistake, people aren’t going to say ‘No. 11 made a mistake.’ They’re going to say ‘Red-haired guy made a mistake.’ They’re going to know who I am. I’m not perfect. I’m going to make mistakes. But it gives me a drive to not make a mistake.”
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Part of a strong back four that will look to maintain the Battery’s run of five consecutive playoff berths this season, Griffith has also set major personal goals for 2016 as the 24-year-old looks for a breakthrough season.“To move forward with the Charleston Battery and win a championship. And then to get on with a bigger team,” Griffith told Conover. “I love Charleston and the Battery, but for me as an individual, I want to go higher. I am pushing to go higher this year: Scoring goals, giving assists. That’s my drive for this year. I’m working hard.”