Whether the goal is a large horizontal rectangle, or a smaller vertical one, Cody Feldott knows a thing or two about putting a ball in it. Feldott, a senior at Falmouth Academy, will leave Falmouth Academy as the boys’ lacrosse team’s all-time leading scorer, and he will also be very high up the rankings in soccer.
Cody is the youngest of Ben and Tammy Feldott’s four children. History is his favorite subject in school, and his most-prized possessions are his two favorite forms of transportation, his skateboard and his car.
Cody has been named an All-Cape and Islands League player in all three varsity sports he plays, soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He was named FA’s Sportsman of the Year for 2021.
“Psych” and “Chuck” are Cody’s two favorite TV shows. His favorite band is the Beastie Boys. His favorite meal is chicken pesto with an ice cream cake for dessert and strawberry lemonade.
How did you get involved with soccer? How much do you enjoy it? What was your role on the team?
I started playing soccer when I was really young but only played for the town rec teams but no travel or club teams. When I came to Falmouth Academy I played for the middle school team, my first real organized soccer and have played for the school ever since. I love the game, but especially love my teammates, who I have been playing with for six years now. They make an already fun sport that much more enjoyable. For me, the best part of a team sport is being part of a team and the camaraderie that comes from that.
I am the Striker on our team and they rely on me to use speed to beat the defense and aggressively attack the goal.
The season has just started, what are your expectations for the team? What can you do to help the squad get there?
With nine skilled seniors we definitely hope to make the state tournament, this is our season to finally do it! In order to help my team I need to stay aggressive on offense, and be sure to put the ball on net.
While you are one of the better soccer players on your team, lacrosse is probably your number one sport. What is it that you think makes you a talented lacrosse player, and how much time have you dedicated to the game?
I have been lucky to have great coaching all my years of playing, Coach Fleming coached me for seven years, teaching me the basics of the game and by the time I got to high school Coach Early continued to help me grow as a player and person.
Because of the quarantine there was a long hiatus at Falmouth Academy without sports. How did you stay on top of your game without being with your teammates?
Falmouth Academy is lucky to have a small community where most of your teammates are in the classroom with you, allowing you to collaborate and work even without sports. And with the addition of mask breaks last year we all figured out games to play, such as spike ball, hacky sack, pick up basketball or even just a game of toss. Also, I love skateboarding and the opening of the new skateboard park at the beginning of the pandemic gave me lots of time to skate. Skateboarding has helped me to stay fit, develop balance and agility.
What do you think a scouting report would say about you?
I think each sport would have different things, but two things I think you would likely hear throughout would be comments on my speed and my tenacity.
Of all the games that you have ever played in is there one that stands out as the best? Why?
In soccer my highlights would be this year, the opening game hat trick, or the two goals against Monomoy in a 2-2 tie. We didn’t play a season in 2020 due to COVID.
For lacrosse, there are a few that come to mind, but more recently was our home lacrosse game against the combined Sturgis team. We were going in with a 5-0 record, which was a first for the FA lacrosse program in the MIAA, and we went down 3-0 in the first quarter, which is a really tough position to be in in lacrosse. We ended up trailing behind the whole game until the fourth quarter where we were down a goal with two minutes to go. I was able to score the tying and winning goals in a 10-9 win.
What do you consider the highlight of your athletic career so far?
Collectively last year was definitely a highlight, winning the league championship in lacrosse and leading the league in scoring.
Who is the best teammate that you’ve ever played with? What makes that person stand out?
I have had a lot of awesome teammates but one who stands out would be Jack DiFalco-Wheeler. I have gotten to play with him a lot through the years, and he joined lacrosse later than a lot of other kids, but his work ethic allowed him to catch up with us all very quickly, and he has been my right hand man on the field at FA since 7th grade.
Do you have any sports-related superstitions? If so, what are they?
I definitely believe in home field advantage, but try not to let that affect me too much, or it becomes an excuse for when we lose.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from playing sports?
The importance of teamwork and the success that comes with it. I have played with some really good players who keep the ball too much, and more often than not it costs the team a great deal.
If you could have one super power, what would it be? Why?
I would love to have the ability to teleport, because I’ve always wanted to be somewhere but most of the time I’m too impatient to follow through with it.
Is there anyone that you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my dad for always being at every game and just being my number-one supporter on and off the field.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited? Is there somewhere in the world that you’ve always dreamed of visiting? Why?
The most interesting place I have ever visited would be Scotland. I would love to visit Australia to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef and see some of the wildlife that only exists there.
What’s the biggest difference between you as a senior and as a freshman? If you could go back, what advice would you give to your freshman self?
I would say that I have become more disciplined over the years and I wish I had developed that work ethic earlier with both academics and sports.
What is something about you that people would be surprised to learn?
Probably the fact that I love skateboarding. My friends often joke that skating and lacrosse are an odd combination.
If you could switch places with one person for a week, who would it be and what would you want to do?
I would probably switch with Elon Musk, and do whatever I want since that seems to be what he does.
Describe your idea of the perfect day.
Starting the day with breakfast at the Moonakis Café, then skateboarding and filming with my friends, maybe a bridge jump to cool off then a fire with S’mores to end the night.
What are your post high school plans?
I am planning to go college and possibly play lacrosse. Most importantly, get an education, some internship opportunities, and discover what kind of career I would enjoy and be good at.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully with a good job I enjoy and can excel at that allows me to see the world.