Senior Night is a tradition celebrated by many schools in the district. It is a night when all of the senior athletes are recognized for the sports they have done over the four years of high school.
The class of 2019 senior athletes were recognized Tuesday, February 12, in between the boys JV and Varsity games. The athletes walked down the gym while Rachael Horstmann announced the names of the athletes and their parents. She also announced the sports the athletes were in and what sports they had managed.
The athletic boosters provided an Italian dinner at 5:30 for the seniors and their parents before the JV game.
That night produced wins for both boys teams. John Liggett, sophomore, won the JV game with a buzzer-beater 3-point shot in double overtime. They won 43-42. Trent Kormeier, senior, won the varsity game with a buzzer-beater 2-point shot. They won 44-42.
The athletes were asked what their favorite part about Senior Night was.
Mikayla Maloney, cheerleader, replied saying, “My favorite part was eating dinner, then walking down with my mom and dad.”
Alexander Trentmann, cross country and track runner, said, “[My favorite was] walking down the middle of the court with my grandma.”
The seniors were also asked what they were going to miss the most about the sports they participated in.
Mikayla Maloney stated, “I am going to miss the builds we did and the friendships I made all four years of being a cheerleader.”
Julia Unnerstall said, “I will miss playing the sport I love with my girls.”
Another question they were asked was how they felt knowing that graduation was quickly approaching.
Julia stated, “It's scary but exhilarating at the same time. I'm ready to start my future but not ready to leave my past.”
The last question they were asked was if they had any advice for the underclassmen.
Mikayla said, “get involved.”
Alex advised to “enjoy it while it lasts.”
Julia said, “Get hyped! When it comes time for you to play, give it your all! Most of all, have fun, because before you know it, it'll be over.”
Overall, Senior Night proved to be a success for both teams, and the senior athletes had a lot to say to the future senior Shamrocks.