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Meet the Freshmen: Nicole Kopyta
  • Posted on February 03, 2014 10:19:30 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 3, 2014) – Prior to the beginning of the 2014 season, ScarletKnights.com will bring you Q&A sessions with newcomers of the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team. This installment features freshman attack Nicole Kopyta (Oakland, N.J.). The season begins on Feb. 15 against Manhattan in Riverdale, N.Y.

    What is the best part of being a member of a team?

    The best part about being on a team is having teammates to lift you up and get you through tough days when you need it. They become a family and “home-away-from-home.” 

    Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?

    I have a pre-game playlist on my iPod and need music before every game. I also have a poker chip with Rutgers’ sayings on it that I flip in my hand going to away games.

    If you could switch places with someone for one day, who would it be?

    Morgan Freeman, I would narrate random things all day.

    What is your dream vacation location?

    Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

    What is the best advice you have ever received?

    The best advice I ever received was, “never feel sorry for yourself because the other team is never going to feel sorry for you.” It was harsh at the time, but whenever I’m having a tough day it reminds me to keep smiling.

    What is your favorite meal?

    Buffalo chicken wings.

    What’s something people don't know about you?

     I would choose sleeping over eating 10 times out of 10.

    What actress would play you in a movie?

    Jennifer Lawrence.

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