Name: Sydney Knepfel
School: Oshkosh North
Year in School: Senior
Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field
Other school clubs/activities: Student Council, Polaris National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, Spartan Support
Parents’ names: Kim Knepfel and Mary Jane Knepfel
Siblings’ names: Lindsey, Tye, Corey, Lukas
Favorite aspect of your school: tons of diversity
What is your favorite class? Calculus III
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. (Coach) Danza
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Coach Danza always tells us that we are supposed to feel uncomfortable in races, so we have to work through that pain. Racing is obviously physically very difficult, but it's also mentally very tough. It helps to remember that it's supposed to feel that way; you just have to be tougher than the competition.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Krista Baumgartner from Neenah
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: running around at meets to cheer on teammates during their races
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Emma Coburn
College or post-high school plans: attend college to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher
What is your desired major/career field? chemical engineering
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I would rather be calm and relaxed before a race than pumped up. I usually prefer relaxing music over something loud and crazy.
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” I would like to travel to Spain.
What is your dream job? professional runner
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Alexi Pappas
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... playing cards with my friends or watching movies/shopping with my mom and sister
A non-athletic talent I have is…: playing the piano