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  • KAYLEE LUPPINO — Mohawk softball

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    KAYLEE LUPPINO
    Team: Mohawk Mohicans
    Age: 18
    Year in school: 12th grade
    Sport: Softball
    Position: 1st Base
    FAVORITES
    Sport to play: Soccer, Softball
    Sport to watch: Baseball
    Athlete: Derek Jeter
    Team: New York Yankees
    Class in school: English
    Movie: Up
    TV show: Cash Cab
    Actress: Sandra Bullock
    Song: Build Me Up Buttercup
    Band: The Maine
    Food: Strawberry Cheesecake
    In three sentences, explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I really enjoy having a team to share many memories and experiences with. I also like the work that you have to accomplish to succeed at athletics and of course I love winning. Something I love about softball is that while its a really great team sport you also have to perform as an individual as well.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    Winning league championships in soccer and basketball.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why
    My dad is the person who has always pushed me to work hard in sports and helped me to become a better athlete. I get my determination and focus from him. Following his example, as well as all of his support, helps me to realize with practice and drive I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    Finding the time to do all of it is the most difficult part. It takes a lot of time management to finish everything I need to by the end of the day.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I’m attending St. John Fisher College to major in Adolescent Education: English.
    appeared in May 15, 2010 edition of The Telegram
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