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Senior Athletes Reflect as College Nears

After four years of teamwork, struggle and dedication, senior athletes prepare to say farewell to their high school careers. Some will pursue their sport in college, while others plan to become professionals in another field. Senior basketball player Breshell York remembers her freshman year when  she became part of a family with her teammates.

“I never thought it would [end] so quickly, I still remember being a freshman,” York said. “To know that it’s over stinks. I’m going to miss my teammates and just being able to enjoy looking forward to that 7 o’clock tip-off.”

Senior football player John Craven says he will miss his teammates and friends more than anything else.
“I plan to go into the Naval Academy and play football there,” Craven said. “I’m going to major in engineering or computer science. Since I’m going to Maryland, I’m going to miss all my friends who stay in Texas. My advice, if you have the choice to stay in Texas, then stay.”

Craven, whose favorite memory from high school was beating Dekaney last season in a comeback victory, said the sports department has prepared him well for the rest of his life.

“The Navy is pretty tough, and what the coaches do and how they do it helps us become stronger people,” Craven said.

Senior basketball player Russell Green said it has been a good season for the basketball team.

“Being able to share this year with guys I’ve played with or three years has been special,” Green said. “This has been the first winning season we’ve had in a long time. You can always work harder and work on your game more, but overall I’m satisfied.”

Green said he plans to play basketball in college and become a physical therapist.

“I’m trying to decide between two schools, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and UT Dallas,” Green said. “It is kind of sad to be leaving, I cried the last game. But there are other things ahead of me, I’m going to play college ball somewhere, so I just have to look to the future.”

York, who plans on attending the University of Texas at San Antonio and pursuing a career medicine, said she will miss her teammates more than anything.

“My favorite memory from this season would have to be all the conversations on the bus that made my team become so close, like a family,” York said. “I can say that I’ve created a personal bond with each person on my team that I won’t ever forget.”

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