Seniors finish seasons strong, leave teams stronger


Bowling team competes on senior night

Athletics are a huge part of the high school experience, especially at Saint Viator. Every athlete from every grade level puts it all on the line for their respective sport, but seniors have the most to play for. With spring sports approaching, seniors look to give it their all for their final seasons. However, before the season kicks off, seniors are wondering how to make the most of their final year? For some this means giving their all.
“I am going to lead by example, try my hardest during practices and show how to balance work and fun to my teammates,” said senior Ricky Anesi.
Sustaining a positive attitude is crucial in team sports, especially for seniors, as it dictates the attitude of the rest of the team. The pressure to reach their goals can be a lot for seniors, so support from teammates is very important. The stakes are even greater for those seniors with college scholarships on the line as this season is their last to prove themselves. Along with striving to achieve their personal goals, seniors should look for opportunities to create lasting impacts on their teams for the future. The example set by seniors is a continuous cycle that carries on from grade to grade which keeps a positive influence flowing throughout the program.
“For me personally, the number one thing I would like to see the seniors do before they leave is to show us younger classes how to become leaders,” said junior baseball player Marcello Lanzi.
The passing on of knowledge from teammates is very important to a program’s future success, but how else can teams adapt in upcoming seasons? Competition will make the juniors and sophomores even better so that they can compete at an elite level during their own senior seasons.
“The junior class is a very talented class and will fight this year with our seniors to get playing time, which as a coach is a great problem to have,” said baseball coach Mr. Eric Porter.
Hopes and stakes are high for seniors as they look to conclude their high school athletic careers with cheers.