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Mahopac Senior Reflects on Rewarding Season

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Mahopac senior Connor Moloney came up big in some crucial games for the Indians this season. Credits: Rob Diantonio
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Mahopac senior Connor Moloney was a forward on the varsity boys basketball team. Moloney also plays for the varsity football and varsity lacrosse teams.

How old were you when you first started playing basketball and how did you get started?

I started playing in-house basketball in the third grade in the MSA program. In fifth grade, I played on the MSA travel team and on the St. John’s CYO team and we stayed together through the eighth grade.

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Reflecting on the season, how do you feel the team performed overall?

I think the team performed very well overall.  We were able to exceed our own expectations and we improved as the season went on.

As a senior, what will you miss most about playing for Mahopac varsity basketball?

I think I will miss playing together as a team most of all.  Most of us have played together since middle school and we are all good friends. 

What is your favorite team activity, pre-game or post-game ritual that you share with your teammates?

My favorite team activity has to be going out to get something to eat after games and practices. 

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My biggest role model over the years has been my dad.  He has always taught me to work hard at everything I do.  He has also shown me the value of hard work and that it does pay off. 

Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?

I plan on studying political science or criminal justice in college. I have always had an interest in both fields.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?

My favorite professional athlete is John Wall. My favorite pro sports team is the New York Mets.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

If I could have one super power it would want to have the ability to fly because I could get anywhere I wanted to quickly.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

If I could pick one place to visit on vacation that I have never been to it would be Hawaii because of its beautiful beaches.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

My favorite food to eat after a game is a Chicken Parm Wedge from Benvenuto’s.

Best place to eat in Mahopac and why?

The best place to eat in Mahopac is Crossroads Deli.  The have the best sandwiches in Mahopac.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?

Twitter — everyone is always on it.

For a young athlete growing up in Mahopac, what would you tell them about the experience of being part of the basketball program and why should they go out for the team?

I would tell a young athlete growing up in Mahopac that it is awesome to be on the varsity basketball team because we have great coaches and the best fans in Section 1.

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