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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.