Varsity athletes offer advice to freshmen

“The important thing is to balance your schedule. You have to make time for both school and sports to have the most success during high school.” -Stephanos Sarris (Wrestling)

“Try not be closed minded…Be open to trying new sports.” -Ryan O’Grady (Golf)

“Learning how to manage your time is a really important part of being both a student and an athlete.” -Elise Bollard (Basketball and Softball)

“Don’t be afraid of rest or taking days off. You’re only true competition is yourself. You can lose games and meets in your head before you do to another person.” -Luis Wendling (Cross Country, Swimming and Water Polo)

“Take the initiative and do things without being told by your coaches and captain to help improve yourself and your team. Give your best effort everyday. Have good sportsmanship. Your team is your family so be a team player. Respect your coaches and teammates and build relationships with each other. Everyone has a bad day or a bad game. Don’t let it get to you. You grow from your failures and mistakes. They shape us into better athletes. Always remember to have fun and enjoy the journey.” -Sophie Dominguez (Cross Country)

“I believe time management is key, but mostly remember you’re there to have fun. I know it sounds corny, but it’s easy to get lost in the rankings, who’s the best on the team, and other things like that. At the end of the day, you’re there to have fun.” -Patrick Natindim (Cross Country and Track and Field)