MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Senior captain Grace DiVincenzo has helped lead Mahopac girls soccer to a 13-3 record heading into the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.
How old were you when you started playing soccer and what got you started?
I started playing soccer in kindergarten. At the time, my older sister played softball. As a kid, I didn’t like copying people—still don’t—but I wanted to do something different. I did eventually play softball when I was older.
What is your favorite thing about being on the soccer team at Mahopac?
My favorite thing about being on this Mahopac soccer team are the coaches. Casey Carroll and James Caroll are great coaches, but more importantly, they are amazing people. I love my teammates, too. I wouldn’t want to spend my last soccer season at Mahopac with anyone else.
What is your favorite team activity or pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?
My favorite pregame ritual with teammates is juggling (the soccer ball). With a few girls, we will juggle back and forth keeping the ball up.
Do you have any personal or team goals for this season?
The team goal is to win a section title.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
My dad is my biggest role model. I admire his perseverance and mindset to never give up. He teaches me new things every day. The most important one is to be hard-working and put 100 percent in everything you do.
Do you plan on continuing to play sports in college?
I am very grateful to say I will continue to play soccer at my dream school, UConn.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
I am undecided.
What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
What’s something about yourself people might not know?
I will be volunteering at the Mahopac Fire Department.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
It would be to make anything appear. For example, imagine you’re running late to school or work and really need coffee. Well with this power you’d have it in seconds. I think it’d be very convenient.
Where is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?
My favorite vacation place is Montauk. I go with my family and have the best time. It is such a cute town; I love walking everywhere we go. If you go to Montauk, you have to go to the bake shop to get their cinnamon rolls.
Favorite place to eat locally?
What is the go-to app on your phone?
Techne. It a soccer app that gives you many skills to work on weekly. It consists of juggling, dribbling and wall work. I absolutely love it.
Books, movies or TV? What is your favorite?
My favorite TV show is “Friends.”