Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Q & A...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

...with Liberty’s Michael Capuano

Michael Capuano will attend Northampton Area Community College for two years and later transfer to either Lehigh or Drexel University. He plans to study Architecture.

Q: Now that the news of the spring season being over has had time to sink in, what are your thoughts or emotions about not being able to play your senior year?

A: “Now, even having been able to process the news, it is still hard to believe that I may not be on the court during the regular season with my team anymore. I believe that we as a team need to come together more than ever, stay positive, and stay connected. The best thing is staying active and in good spirits during these times.”

Q: What were you looking forward to the most this season?

A: “This volleyball season, I was most looking forward to good competition between us and our rivals, Freedom and Becahi. I was excited to face them on the court for the last time in the regular season and maybe later see them in playoffs.”

Q: What activity do you find yourself doing the most during quarantine?

A: “During quarantine, I find myself mostly working out, staying active with my team on Zoom, going on walks and runs, and most importantly, keeping up with my schoolwork.”

Q: What do you miss most about normal life?

A: “I miss seeing my friends at school and practicing with my team everyday preparing for matches.”

Q: If you had the choice to be stuck at home with any teammate(s) during this quarantine, who would they be and why?

A: “I would choose to be stuck at home with not only one member, but my whole team. I believe it would be a stellar bonding situation and a chance for us to spend quality time together off the court.”

Q: Can you name your favorite movie, show or series you’ve watched over the past month?

A: Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hooked on The CW series All-American. It displays how far true work ethic can get you and that you can do whatever you put your mind to.”

Q: What’s the worst part about being stuck at home?

A: “The worst part about being stuck at home is being disconnected from friends and family and not being in the gym working with my team everyday.”

Q: What’s the first thing you want to do once this quarantine is over?

A: “Once quarantine is over, the first thing I want to accomplish is arranging one big tournament with all the District 11 volleyball teams to mimic some of what our season could’ve been.”

Q: Can you tell your favorite sports story about yourself, your team or your teammates over the years?

A: “My favorite sports memory with Liberty volleyball is when we won the spring tournament we held last season.”

Q: What lesson(s) have you learned throughout this whole process?

A: “Throughout this whole process, I have learned that we cannot take anything for granted, even something as simple as an open gym or lifting session and to always work hard and play every game like it will be your last.”