As the fall sports come to a close, the senior athletes participating in cross country, volleyball, and softball were asked questions pertaining to their last year playing.
The seniors were first asked what their fondest memory of playing their sport is.
Alex Trentmann, cross country athlete, commented, “The fondest memory would have to be the feeling of running. Every time felt different from the last with improvement from each run carrying into the next.”
Makenzie Munsinger, volleyball athlete, replied, “My fondest memory is playing with the younger classmen, and our SEMO trip this year was very fun!”
Joseph Rethemeyer, cross country athlete, expressed, “The thousands of miles I've traveled with my teammates.”
Next, the athletes were asked what advice they would give any younger athletes in the sport.
Makenzie Munsinger added, “Always push through, even if you think you can't do something-- you can and you should just do your best to do it.”
Alex Trentmann commented with, “Improvement comes with dedication.”
Joseph Rethemeyer said, “It takes guts.”
Kamryn Poe said, “Savour it. All too soon, your final season will approach, and you will miss playing. So, play hard, run fast, get grass stains, or floor burns. Go all out. If you put forth all your effort, you will receive the greatest reward an athlete can get. The satisfaction of knowing that you gave it your all. Blood, sweat, tears, you laid it all on the line and pushed yourself to be the greatest you could be. Just push yourself. Go all out. Be you.”
Last, the seniors were asked why they decided to join the sport that they are currently in.
Makenzie Munsinger replied, “I enjoy playing volleyball and being with my teammates.”
Alex Trentmann answered, “I decided to join this sport because I liked running as a kid and I wanted to do something more at school instead of just being there.”
Kamryn Poe, softball athlete, said, “I decided to play softball because Coach Scheer talked me into it. I really thought about playing volleyball, which is funny to think about now, but he convinced me to play softball. I had been playing softball for 10 years before deciding to play another 4 years in high school. I do not regret playing softball. It was the best decision I had ever made.”
Good luck to all these athletes in the future. Keep up the hard work as your final seasons come to a close!