Athletes Speak

What advice as a senior would you give to underclassmen who are playing sports?

William Maywood, Sports Editor





Sam Evans, senior, boys’ tennis

Work on your sport during the offseason because obviously you’re only playing your sport two to three months a year at most in season. Make friends on the team with those who are your age and just get better together. Also seek the advice of upperclassmen. There’s going to be seniors and juniors on your team who are going to be able to show you how to do the right thing on and off the field.





Mikha Alcantara, senior, track and field

I would just say be friends with everybody, especially people who have been in the sport for a long time. They understand things better like taking care of your health and they’ve been in the sport for a while so they know how much it takes to heal. Also, just be honest with your coach because there’s so much commitment to your sport and you never want to suffer an injury with a longer wait time.







Gavin Hormaechea, senior, boys’ basketball

Being a senior and being that role model can unnerving but if you’re in a sport I would advise you to keep playing and see how long you can keep playing it. It is important to always try your hardest no matter what you are doing, which is something that you can use outside of sports.





Nolan Kuemmerle, senior, boys’ volleyball

For tryouts, always put your best foot forward and have a good attitude for the coaches, which they put a lot of value in. If you don’t make the team, don’t let it get you down. Just tryout again next year. If you get on JV or novice that’s completely fine. It’s a learning process and there is a learning curve to every sport. Don’t sway your ambitions, stay dedicated, and don’t let your priorities from school get dismissed as well.