By Matthew Dunn, Contributing Writer
School: Marlborough High School
Sports: Soccer, Basketball and kicked for the high school football team
Marlborough High School senior Lucy Cappadona lets us in on some of her favorite sports related memories, as well as some activities she enjoys off the soccer field. The standout senior will be attending UConn in the fall on a soccer scholarship, and even used her exceptional kicking skills to kick for the football team this past season.
You play soccer, basketball, and even kicked extra points for the football team this past season – what do you most enjoy about competing in school sports?
“Competing in school sports gives me a chance to make friendships and bonds that I would’ve never made without playing them. They have helped me build character and create positive characteristics that I’ll live the rest of my life by.”
What do you enjoy about living in Marlborough?
“I enjoy the fact that people here are a lot different. Everybody does stuff different at home and you get to learn about that by going to school with all these different people. My parents grew up here also, so I love learning about the people they know”.
What’s your favorite sports related memory?
“My favorite sports related memory here is probably beating Groton-Dunstable my freshman year in the playoffs at Groton. They had beaten us two times prior and it felt good to beat them there when it really mattered.”
You’ll be attending UConn next year on a soccer scholarship – what are you most looking forward to about playing at the collegiate level?
“I’m mostly looking forward to building relationships with my teammates and just playing at a very high and competitive level.”
What are your career interests after college?
“I don’t have a complete plan after college. I am going into UCONN as undecided business but, I guess we will see where college takes my interests and talents.”
What is your favorite professional sport/team to watch? Why?
“My favorite sport to watch on TV would have to be the basketball but I love watching college sports all around. College kids have a drive that I love watching and its really cool to see people not much older than me thriving at the sports they play.”
Who do you most admire? Why?
“I most admire my brother, Owen. He worked really hard as an athlete and helped me learn how to push myself in everything I do. If I had to choose a professional athlete, it would probably Julie Ertz. She plays the same position as me on the U.S National Team and she is an absolute work dog, she’s amazing to watch.”
What are some of your main hobbies or activities you enjoy in your spare time?
“My main hobbies in my spare time are probably homework, running and watching Netflix.”
You’re about to have the perfect weekend – what are your plans?
“Getting up and going for a run. After my run eat breakfast with a coffee. Maybe do some homework and then sit on the couch and watch college games for most of day.”
What advice would you give a younger student-athlete?
“My advice for younger student athletes would be to put the work in. To dedicate yourself to what you want to do. Hold yourself to your highest standard and keeping working at it. Find joy in what you do and don’t forget about the school part. School and education are just as important, because you can’t have one without the other.”