Player of the Week: Nicole Marucci

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Nicole Marucci


Nicole Marucci is always striving to be a better downhill skier.

“I have chosen to recognize this student-athlete as well for her dedication and hard work during the ski season,” Lake Region varsity alpine ski coach Charlie O’Brien said. “As one half of the twin towers of power on the  ski team, she is constantly pushing herself to be a better skier everyday, it awesome to watch.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Nicole is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Marucci File

Name: Nicole Marucci

Year in School: Senior

Town: Naples

Parents: Peter and Debora Marucci

Sports you play: Field hockey, alpine ski team, softball

School organizations: Varsity Club

School honors: National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Mason Student of the Month for February 2013

Q. Best piece of advice you have received?

NM. Everyone surrounding me when I had knee surgery said to never give up on something you love.

Q. Who is your biggest fan?

NM. My parents are my biggest fans because they are always supporting me in every possible way they can.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…

NM. I know I have had a good sports day when I walk off the field with a smile on my face.

Q. What is your favorite sport?

NM. Softball because I know I can succeed. I have been playing for as long as I can remember. I love everything about this sport. You know it’s going to be a good day when you’re playing softball.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…

NM. My self-confidence lever. Sometimes, I have trouble believing in myself even when I’m surrounded by people that believe in me. If I were more confident about my athletic ability, I would be a better athlete on the field.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate?

NM. A good teammate will have your back. You have to be able to trust them on and off the field because the team’s performance could be affected if the trust isn’t there.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team?

NM. I believe that I bring a positive attitude and good sportsmanship to my team.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach?

NM. Some good qualities I feel make a good coach are a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, on time to practices or competitions and personable.

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