I’m really excited for senior year
I always went to the Kellam field hockey camps, starting when I was in preschool. I always looked up the high school players and I would always watch them do their workouts beforehand. My dad and I would drive in early to see the workouts they would do before the camp, and I would always be like, “I could never do that,” or “I can’t wait until I’m there.” So 10 years later, I’m here at Kellam and playing for the team and captain for the team and able to lead all the younger girls and seeing myself in them – especially the freshmen because I know it was only four years ago and I know the exact position that they are in.
We do preseason all summer. It starts the first summer day after school ends and it’s all the way to the end of the summer. It’s three days a week, and then once we get into August it gets more difficult. We start having practice every single day, two times a day on most days, with preseason games. So it’s a long summer; it’s a very long summer. But it’s nice because we get to wake up at 6 a.m. every morning, so it’s not very different from school so we don’t have the slump. So far, all the girls are blowing me away. This year everyone is very excited at 7 a.m. and they’re all excited to start running and start working out, which is great, especially since we have to wake up early, do a hard workout and then have the rest of the day. But having your friends and your teammates there to support you for the hour is really great.
You’re going into your senior year. What are your feelings about that?
Of course nervous because it’s kind of the last step before college and what life has after that. But I’m really excited for senior year, mostly because I’ll be with some of my best friends and I’ll be taking really good classes. I’m joining a lot of different clubs and I’m part of Senior Class this year as vice president. Being able to plan prom and homecoming, it’s really exciting. I’m excited to see what the future has in store, especially with field hockey.
Have you thought about what you want to pursue as a career?
I want to major in either international relations or international law. I want to be a lawyer for human rights or something along those lines, being able to work globally. I’ve always known I wanted to pursue a career where I could travel but also help people and reach out. I thought that major and career path would be the best to hit both of those points.