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May 22, 2013

Moynihan Scholar-Athlete: Knights' Coufos learned lessons of self-reliance

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“I personally admire Pam’s work ethic in playing three sports,” said Lahey. “When many student-athletes opt to focus on one sport these days, Pam personifies how the transferable skills from one sport can serve an athlete well in another. She makes my job as her coach very fulfilling. I wish there were more players like her.”

Coufos is ready for the challenge of college. She’ll be splitting up with her twin, who is headed to UMass.

They’ll both take with them the family work ethic. They’ve seen the time their father puts in running his business, Romano’s Pizza in Dracut.

Pam, who passed the AP English exam, has a passion for writing.

“That’s my thing,” she said. “I’ll spend hours on essays.”

A conversation with her grandfather became the topic of her college essay.

She joked to him, “I’m going to marry rich.”

She recalls him suddenly turning serious and stressing, “Any success is of your own doing.”

That’s a lesson she’s obviously taken to heart.

Coaches and athletic directors can send Moynihan Scholar-Athlete nominees to Michael Muldoon at mmuldoon@eagletribune.com.

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