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Fabian Lopez, Rugby Star

Fabian Lopez facing an opponent

Fabian Lopez facing an opponent

Fabian Lopez facing an opponent

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1. Q: How many injuries have you had throughout all your years of playing rugby?
     A: Three injuries: rib contusion, sprained knee and sprained ankle.
2. Q: What is your motivation?
     A: My motivation is a state ring
3.  Q: What do you enjoy most about doing what you do?
      A: Being around all of my friends
4.   Q: Do you find it hard to balance school and sports?
       A: Yes, it is hard because I get home late from away games
5.   Q: How long have you been playing rugby?
       A: 3 years
6.   Q: Who is your favorite coach and why?
       A: Coach Organ because he has motivated me all my years of playing.  He always told me it was possible no matter my height and size
7.   Q: Do you think your height is a advantage or disadvantage? Why?
      A: It can be an advantage at times because I’m still and quick and can get in-between people
8.  Q: Have you ever had any difficulties with your teammates?
   A: Yes, always during games and practices when we don’t agree on certain things, but we always make up at the end of the day. It’s all part of the game
9.  Q: What do you enjoy most: Playing a certain team, practicing, or the position you play?
      A: Playing a certain team because there’s always that one team that we don’t like
10. Q: How do you handle stress and pressure?
      A: Handling stress is all part of the game, but we all just brush it off and continue playing
11. Q: How do you prepare yourself for a game?
      A: There isn’t a certain way that I prepare myself for a game, but I am a very superstitious person so there is always something that I do the night before to help me
12. Q: What position do you play?
      A:  I play flyback and fullback
12. Q: Are you looking forward to playing in college?
      A: Uhm, that’s one of the decisions I am making right now. It all depends on if I want to leave the state and what I want to major in
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Fabian Lopez, Rugby Star