(Edited from an interview conducted by Matthew Chaves ’21, sports editor of The Ionian)
MC: How did you get into soccer?
FP: Soccer was the first sport that took me at the age of 5. I also tried cheerleading, but they conflicted with each other, so I stuck with soccer.
MC: Besides winning the MAAC Championships, what are some goals you hope to achieve with your team?
FP: Continuing to build the soccer program to be the best it can be for Iona.
MC: What do you tell yourself when halftime arrives, no matter the score?
FP: Keep working hard no matter whether we’re winning or losing; each game matters, so go out hard, strong and fighting.
MC: Throughout your career here with the Gaels, what do you hope to leave behind as a legacy?
FP: Winning a championship and breaking records.
MC: What attracted you to Iona?
FP: How close it was to home, college size and my hope to help the soccer program grow.
MC: What do you like most about it now that you’re here?
FP: The friendships I have made and the support from everyone at the College.
MC: What advice would you give to anyone facing a major challenge?
FP: Do the best you can and never give up.