State DirectorSupport Margaux
State Director, Maine
FCA ministry is a perfect fit for Margaux Poplaski, who possesses both strong faith in Christ and a background as a standout field hockey player and coach. With a desire to help student athletes infuse their faith into competitive, in 2011 she came to work for FCA as an Area Representative in her home state of Maine. In 2016, she became the state of Maine’s first FCA State Director.
As she continues to build her staff team, Poplaski hopes to see coaches and athletes impacted and changed: “My desire for the state of Maine is to see the entire athletic community impacted for Christ as coaches and athletes see what God can do through FCA in their relationships and their competition — but most of all, to see their hearts growing in the Lord.”
Coaches and athletes hearts seeing FCA get to be a part of their lives and what God can do through FCA in their relatinships, their competition but most of all their hearts growing in the Lord. My desire as we do ministry here in Maine and build our staff team – that’s the focus – seeing coaches and athletes hearts impacted and changed.
Poplaski was a three-year starter at goalkeeper as part of the University of New Hampshire’s Top 10 nationally-ranked field hockey program (2003-07) where she received National All-Academic Squad honors each of those years and was also named to the America East All-Academic Team in 2007. Immediately following her May 2008 graduation, Poplaski joined UNH’s field hockey coaching staff. She was part of back-to-back America East regular season championships and received Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011.
Poplaski lives in Manchester, ME with her husband Seth and their young daughter Evie. She enjoys the mentoring opportunities she now has with coaching field hockey, and loves exploring the outdoors with her family.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)