If basketball has taught me anything, it is the value of grit. No matter how hard practices and workouts can get, the end result -- the winning, the self betterment, and the satisfaction -- are what drive me to come to the gym every day and give it my all. It will never be easy, but as our trainer always says, winning a state championship isn't meant to be easy either.
everly kessler #20
You can’t take anything for granted in life, I think that’s what everyone is taking away from this hard time.
I’ve learned to trust my gut and not to force anything because what’s meant to be and what’s meant to happen will happen on its own. Looking back I wish I lived more in the moment, I worried too much about the future and didn’t focus on my life at that time.
andrea sumida #10
It's weird to be home alone after spending every day for the last 6 months at school and at practice. It makes me miss sports, but it also makes me appreciate all of the memories I got to make with my team. This team was the best team I have been a part of and I am so grateful that I got to spend everyday with them. We had so much fun together.
riley latray #14
Never take the small things for granted
macy durkin #30
Being a female athlete in high school today can be hard. I've been a part of some very successful teams.
However, even with all of the statistics we produce, all of the titles we claim, the records we beat; we are never seen as accomplished as the boys teams in our school. We are talked about less; our games are far less attended. It's hard as an athlete to know you've put in just as much work, but in the end you don't receive the same.
riley latray #14
My experience as a female athlete is pretty good, only because I come from a high school that has always exceeded and had success in all sports. If I came from a school that didn't have much publicity, my experience as an athlete would be completely different.
I feel like in media, female athletes are treated differently than male athletes. We are seen as "boring" and "not fun to watch." The amount of times I've heard that from people is crazy.
paige keeler #12
To my teammates I would say thank you.
Thank you for being great people and making memories this season I'll never forget. And to the seniors especially, thank you for a great 3 seasons together. They have become some of my best friends and made me feel so included from the start. I can't thank them enough and I'm appreciative that I got the opportunity to play with them all.
kailey mckenna #24