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Athlete Spotlight: Aubrey Cupka

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Freshman Aubrey Cupka takes the ball up the field looking for the next pass.

Star defender, freshman Aubrey Cupka, has been a key asset to the FHS Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team. A member in the starting lineup, she works hard every practice and game to prove she’s worthy of the spot. Cupka adds this position to her impressive resume, as she was also a starter on the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey team in the fall. Lacrosse is not something new for her as she has been playing since she was in first grade and has stuck with it ever since. Being a freshman on a Varsity team isn’t always easy, but upperclassmen who make the younger athletes feel welcome are always a big help. “Addie Gorg has definitely been my biggest role model,” said Cupka. Gorg was also on the field hockey team with Cupka, making their bond and the support that Cupka felt on both teams stronger.

Getting in the right mindset is important for any athlete to do before each game, but especially for Cupka as girls lacrosse plays very tough competition and since she is a young player. Regarding how she prepares for games, Cupka explained, “I always listen to my music with noise cancelation and eat my Chipotle.” The Lady Falcons season hasn’t been the greatest so far, but Cupka maintains a positive attitude, saying, “We may not be getting results we want, but we are improving.” She may be a younger player, but she is exactly the kind of player that the Lady Falcons needed and she is here to stay.

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Mailee Perez
Mailee Perez, Staff
Hi, my name is Mailee and I’m a freshman.  This is my first time taking journalism and contributing to the Falconer. I play travel soccer and love to hangout with my friends and family.
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