With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Allie Coppola, a captain on the Trumbull girls lacrosse team.
TRR: It was probably expected but when you first heard yesterday that spring sports were canceled what were your thoughts?
AC: My initial reaction was kind of like OK, I get it, it’s the safest option for everyone. I respect it and so does everyone else. It made it a little more real. Looking back on it now I leave with only happy memories from my time with Trumbull lacrosse. It’s upsetting to leave with such a promising team this year. It’s tough but I leave with happy memories and I was proud to be captain of the team this year.
TRR: What aspect of being part of the team did you miss most?
AC: Besides the competitiveness of the games that were missing, just the sense of family when I’m with the team. I have so many best friends from the team and I felt like we had such a promising team and we could have done so much this year. I really just miss that sense of family with them.
TRR: Where are you going to school in the fall?
AC: I’ll be attending Fordham University. They don’t have an NCAA program for lacrosse but they do have club, so I’m going to look into that.
TRR: Do you know yet what you want to study and a possible career path?
AC: I’m going to major in political science and hopefully I can get some kind of a job in government. That’s really what I want to do. That’s something I’m very interested in. Especially after these past few years, it has become more polarizing.
TRR: Have you tried anything different the past two months with the extra free time?
AC: There’s not much I haven’t done before. Our team has been doing these Zoom workouts and our coaches kind of run a workout. That’s something new and we kind of get a sense of staying together. Maybe there was more togetherness than we had before because it’s upsetting that we’re in this situation. The Zoom workouts are new and have been nice.
TRR: How would you like to be remembered by Trumbull’s Class of 2020?
AC: I think just as a very devoted person. Devoted to school, devoted to friends and devoted to sports. Those things are such a huge part of my life and it would be nice to be known as someone really devoted to those things.