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Sydney Knepfel, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Sydney Knepfel, Oshkosh North Cross Country, Soccer and Track and Field

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