What Sports Mean to High School Athletes: Saint Ray’s Academy
Updated: Jan 23
C/O to SRA and STX Rising
High school sports are a blessing to be able to play them at any level. being able to go out there every day with your brothers and sisters is something that everybody should experience as a highschooler. The bonds that you create with your teammates in high school are forever. You become so close that you could even be considered family.
I was able to talk to Saint Ray’s captain defenseman Hunter Parker. He has committed to play college lacrosse at Lasell. When asking upon what high school sports mean to him he replied, “High schools sports mean everything to me the lessons I have learned over the past four years are priceless. It has allowed me to view sports as more than just a game and has given me a purpose to put on my school uniform and to play for the name on the front versus the name on the back of the jersey. Over the long seasons, the bonds with other players become unbreakable and you develop lifelong friendships over one common interest. The past four years have been the best four years of my life and I couldn’t have asked for better teammates to have competed with.”
I was able to talk to Zach Mongeau senior captain long-stick midfielder for Saint Ray’s. when speaking to him about what high school sports mean to him he replied, “High school sports means the world to me. They’re an outlet for me to express myself and be around friends and people who are passionate about what we do in our sport. High school sports mean the world to me. They’re an outlet for me to express myself and be around friends and people who are passionate about what we do in our sport. Exploring the thought of sports being an outlet. Being able to suit up every day and throw the ball around is how I can take my mind off of the stresses that school brings. I look forward to being able to burn off the extra energy and release the stress I faced throughout the day. Without sports, I feel overwhelmed and overall upset. We spend all year long getting ready and working hard for our sports season and we must do everything in our power to make sure that this happens. Let the boys play!