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Ten Woodside students committed to continue to play sports in college

Woodside Athletic Boosters
Ten seniors committed to continue their athletic journeys after high school.

On Wednesday, February 7th, ten seniors committed to play their sports in college. Some of these colleges included Brown, Chapman, and UC San Diego. 

The seniors who have committed to collegiate sports include Arielle Bruk (Chapman volleyball), Audrey Chung (Brown swimming), Connor Davison (Macalester baseball), Edana Huang (UC San Diego swimming), Daniel Mendoza Lucio (DeAnza football), Greta Kasle (DeAnza volleyball), Katie Myers (Oregon State rowing), Harry Pelzman (UC San Diego baseball) Ben Ricketts (College of San Mateo football), and Ellery Singleton (University of New Hampshire volleyball).

Many athletes who grow up playing sports eventually fall out of love for their sport. However, playing sports from a young age helped senior Ellory Singleton, who has played volleyball for six years and committed to the University of New Hampshire, as she always knew she wanted to continue playing, and never fell out of love with the sport.

“I’ve always known that I just wanted to play more competitively and [at] a higher level,” Singleton said. 

Similarly, senior Conner Davison, who has played baseball since he was six years old, committed to Macalester College in Minnesota, and always had a goal to play in college.

“I just knew I loved the sport very much and I was willing to make sacrifices to play,” Davison said.

With the collegiate level being so difficult, many of these athletes attribute their success to their coaches, who helped them throughout their atheltic journeys. 

“Both [of my coaches] have helped me a lot and [especially] just in the past two years,” Singleton said. “I’ve grown so much from [my coaches].”

While for some, coaches are the people that help them strive, others find their support from their family.

“My dad has been a really big part of [my athletic journey],” senior Katie Myers, who commited to Oregon State rowing said. “He’s just been really great through all of it.”

Myers started rowing at 12 years old and is thrilled to continue rowing in college. The journey to commit to sports in college is never easy, but with hard work, it is possible.

“[The journey has been] long and a little hectic, but really exciting, because I got to meet a lot of cool coaches, and travel to really cool places like Corvallis [Oregon],” Myers said. “It’s been really fun, hard work.”

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Coco Beck
Coco Beck, Staff Writer
Coco Beck is a junior and first-year journalist. She enjoys writing about sports and the community. In college, she hopes to minor in journalism. During her free time, she enjoys photography, listening to music, traveling, watching Harry Potter, and hanging out with friends.

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