Area RepresentativeSupport Lexy
Area Representative, Central Maine
FCA has played a huge role in Alexandra “Lexy” Cole’s life as a part of her testimony: “I am in awe of how God uses the ministry and the platform of athletics to impact people for Christ. I feel called to serve and minister to others, and FCA has been one of the gateways that God has put in my life to do so. I am passionate about working with youth and FCA provides many opportunities to reach a variety of students,” Cole said.
Cole has volunteered with FCA as a coach and huddle leader at the Central Maine and Kutztown camps, as well as assisted with community and campus events. She has a passion for working with youth: “I view it as a gift from God because I’ve always enjoyed working with kids, but He’s really put it on my heart to reach out to kids in middle and high school, in particular, and especially athletes.”
A Human Development and Family Relations major at the University of Maine, Cole spent her first two years at the University of New Hampshire, where she was recruited to play field hockey. It was there she came to have a personal relationship with Jesus. “The assistant coach who recruited me – Margaux Poplaski – who has since left coaching to come on staff with FCA, became my friend. She genuinely cared about my life: my challenges and struggles. And, I noticed a joy that she had that made me question what was different about her, and eventually that led her to share the Gospel with me,” Cole said.
A 13-year field hockey veteran, Cole was a member of Messalonskee High School’s varsity team, and trained year round with the Maine Majestix club team. She also played goalkeeper at the collegiate level during two years at the University of New Hampshire. A relentless sports-enthusiast, she has also played basketball, softball and lacrosse.
Cole has coached field hockey for seven years, including throughout high school for the local youth program. While at college, she coaches for the Maine Majestix club team. She has also coached at summer camps across New England for the past three years. As for her coaching strategy, she values loving the athletes above all else: “Love needs to be at the core of everything you do to build a true team community. It is important to build an environment where players and coaches are constantly building each other up. Sure, they can also give each other constructive criticism and challenge each other, but they need to be loving to each other so they can grow as people and as athletes,” Cole said.
Cole attends Kennebec Community Church where she coordinates FCA partnership camps. Running, cooking and hanging out with her friends are some of Cole’s favorite pastimes.