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Senior Athlete Profiles

Read about the accomplishments and memories of our graduating student athletes.
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Graduating seniors from the 2024 South baseball team
Click on the name to read that athlete’s profile.
Jose Reyes Lopez, Baseball
Jose Reyes Lopez, Baseball

What sport at South did you play, what years did you play, and what position?

I played baseball in my sophomore and junior year, and for my senior year too. For my position, ever since I was little it was shortstop, but right now since I am playing for South I am an extra hitter and also left field for now.

What was your favorite memory, or memories, as a part of this team?
My favorite memories are being able to play and represent my high school and every minute I spend with Coach Pags and my teammates.

What was the biggest challenge you faced?

For me, everyday we face a team it’s our biggest challenge we face.

 What is something that surprised you about your time on the team?

Something that surprised me ever since I played in the team is that we never give up.

What lesson or mindset will you bring with you into your future after being a part of this team?

The mindset I will bring with me in the future is that never give up always believe in myself and have faith like me and my teammates always have.

Jack Grady, Baseball
Jack Grady, Baseball

What sport at South did you play, what years did you play, and what position?

I played Baseball for south freshman to senior year and was mainly a second baseman for my time there

What was your favorite memory, or memories, as a part of this team?

 Best memories were definitely all the dugout conversations and banter that was said. I’ve had some of the funniest people as teammates for my 4 years at south. If I had to pick a specific memory it was definitely playing at polar park for the first time my sophomore year

What was the biggest challenge you faced?

Biggest challenge I faced was staying mentally tough after a bad at bat or poor play. Its important to keep you’re head in the game after a bad play in baseball because the game is  90% mental.

 What is something that surprised you about your time on the team?

What surprised me the most while playing for south was hearing the news about getting a brand new field along with the brand new south high building. That was great news to hear because freshman year our home field was Logan field which wasn’t a walkable distance from south opposed to the new field which is beautiful and right there.

What lesson or mindset will you bring with you into your future after being a part of this team?

The lesson i’ve learned from baseball is that sometimes things don’t go correctly. Sometimes you make a mistake. Its not about making mistakes, its about what you do AFTER making a mistake. This is how I plan to approach life as I go off to college. I will learn from my mistakes and use it to build and grow as a person.

Chloe Williams, Soccer and Tennis
Chloe Williams, Soccer and Tennis

What team did you play on, and what years? What position? 

I played soccer in a defensive position for all 4 years of high school. I participated in track freshman year, and then competed for the tennis team for my sophomore, junior (2nd singles) and senior year (1st singles).

What was your favorite memory, or memories, as a part of this team?

Tennis: One of my favorite memories was my sophomore year when we had been beaten by Uxbridge pretty badly, but my coach (love you Mr. Earley) brought us to go get ice cream after to celebrate anyway. We had an amazing season and it just meant a lot for the support even through our losses, and established our wonderful team dynamic even further!

What was the biggest challenge you faced, if any?

Soccer: One of the biggest challenges I faced on the soccer team was the team dynamic and sometimes the lack of positivity between the coach and teammates. It became hard to want to succeed, even though I loved the sport and that was difficult pill to swallow.

What is something that surprised you about your time on the team?

Tennis: Something that surprised me was the way that those who had never even played tennis before had progressed throughout tryouts and then throughout the year. It is truly impressive the skills to which some of these players can get to, and it gives me a lot of hope for the future of the tennis team.

What lesson or mindset will you bring with you into your future after being a part of this team?

Staying mentally positive and creating a healthy environment in my team and in my community will remain major goals for me. Plus, they build off each other, so the better the environment, the better the mental state, and the more we can stay positive and succeed together.

Kiet Anh Bui
Kiet Anh Bui

What team did you play on, and what years? What position? 

Cross Country for 1 year, but I held no important positions.

What was your favorite memory, or memories, as a part of this team?

My favorite memories were definitely the Pasta party and the fact that I cut down my time from last summer to this Fall by 16ish minutes and got an award for being the most improved runner.

What was the biggest challenge you faced, if any?

The management between being a student and a team player. Each day, I would come home from fatigue and I would struggle to do assignments. I knew it was gonna be difficult, but I now respect student athletes even more. Another one I will say is to just stop contemplating about life and my realistic, yet cynical outlook on things and just do it, especially when it came to studying, since I never studied properly before. I always told myself don´t think, just do- but I still never started the things I had planned for in the beginning- it is like Seneca said ¨we often suffer more in imagination than in reality¨- seeing this, I decided to just take more action after making a plan and than fixing things along the way, basically trust the process. My final challenge would also be discernment of good pain and bad pain, since I don´t wish to hold myself back by pushing through an injury, however I want to test my limits and break through them- which led me to not trying to see how far I can really push myself.

What is something that surprised you about your time on the team?

I made 2nd place in a 3k for my first year of Cross Country and I didn´t expect a shout out from the school about that accomplishment and that Cross Country is all about endurance, mainly mental.

What lesson or mindset will you bring with you into your future after being a part of this team?

If I am going to perform properly, I need a better diet and to remove things like screen time before bed and other things that only tampers with my health. Along with learning how to cheer for others more, since I am so used to never receiving compliments that I forget that most people are not as undisturbed as I am and some might need others to encourage/inspire them to keep pushing on through any hardship.

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