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The Last Hustle

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The last sprint. The last performance. The last goal, point, or touchdown scored. It’s a season of lasts for the senior athletes at Castle View.

While senior year is known as an exciting time in the life of a high school student, it’s bittersweet. For athletes, this is all too accurate.

“I’m really sad actually about this being my last season of poms,” said Jessica Laudick ’16.  “I’ve been on varsity for four years. Poms has always been my only extracurricular activity for all of high school. This sounds cheesy, but the girls are like my family.”

Others, however, won’t even have the opportunity to play their final season.

“It’s awful not being able to play my senior season because I tore my ACL in the spring,” said Shelby Taylor ‘16, who plays volleyball. “The hardest part for me was putting in so much effort to get my skills up and then not even having the chance to show it.”

Taylor was able to stay involved, despite her injury, by becoming the volleyball manager.  “It made me feel like I was still able to be involved with the program and the team. I’m just trying to stay optimistic about playing other sports like track and basketball later this year.”

Some athletes had to battle their way up to make their last season count.

    “Last year I didn’t play much, so I worked really hard through the entirety of the summer to get fit and secure myself a starting spot,” said Chase Alsup ‘16, a varsity soccer player.

Regardless of how long they’ve been on varsity or whether they plan to continue playing in the future, the final season for varsity athletes is the end of something that took a lot of time, passion, and commitment.

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