The Wellesley News is excited to continue the tradition of featuring a student athlete’s hard work and successes at the end of each month in our 2022-2023 publications. And there’s no better way to start this series back up than shining light on the trailblazing Senior Thea Feldgoise on the Blue Soccer team.
Feldgoise graduated from Brookline High School in Brookline, Mass., in 2019, where she played soccer and ran on the track & field team. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Feldgoise grew up playing soccer and going hiking with her two siblings whenever she had the chance.
This year, she’s helped the Blue to a 4-3 season against some very tough opponents this fall. One of her teammates shared, “Thea is a wonderful role model on the field, setting a precedent of hard work and encouragement for her teammates. She is someone any of us can go to for support and always takes the extra step to help us improve.”
To learn more about what makes such a great student athlete and teammate, The News asked Feldgoise a few questions.
TWN: What is your favorite memory from playing soccer over the years?
TF: My favorite memories are from preseason! Coming to Wellesley a few weeks early, hanging out with the team, getting to know the first years, playing soccer … It’s exhausting because we have two practices every day, but it’s always so much fun.
TWN: Have you faced any adversity as your season has progressed? If so, how were you able to overcome those challenges?
TF: Injuries are unfortunately a challenge every season (last year it was one knee, this year it’s the other knee). … On any given day, at least a third of the soccer team is in the ATR before practice doing rehab for our various issues. Support from teammates makes dealing with injuries a lot easier and more fun.
TWN: What gets you most excited to play your sport?
TF: Running around and kicking the ball with my teammates/friends on our field makes me so happy. Soccer is a part of my day when I get to put aside the stress of school/life for a few hours and just focus on something I enjoy.
At Wellesley, Feldgoise majors in environmental studies and minors in computer science. Upon graduating, she hopes to work in technology on climate solutions. If you see her around campus, don’t forget to congratulate her on a great season so far with raspberries and Dot’s pretzels — her favorites. The Blue wishes Feldgoise all of the best as she finishes her time at Wellesley.