Fall Sports Senior Spotlights

Years at Canterbury: 13

Other activities: track, orchestra

Why did you decide to play soccer?
I've played soccer my whole life.

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury soccer team?
Improving as a team

What has been your most memorable moment?
Making it to state sophomore year

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?
It's a great opportunity to join a legendary program.

 

Years at Canterbury: 7

Other activities: track, Board Game Club, Record Keeping Club

Why did you decide to play soccer?
I just love the game and the team

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury soccer team?
My favorite part is the sense of being part of a family or a well-oiled machine.

What has been your most memorable moment?
The electric atmosphere that the fans brought to the field in the home game against Carroll my Junior year.

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?
Just do it, its a good place to meet some great people, have lots of fun, and stay in shape.

Years at Canterbury: 12

Other activities: Environmental Club, Student Ambassadors, Social Club

Why did you decide to play soccer?
Playing soccer for me has always been a release, I love playing soccer and the competition it brings. I love pushing my mind and body to preform on the field and pushing myself to be the best I can be. 

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury soccer team?
My favorite thing about being on the Canterbury team is the friendships I have formed. Through my four years I have created such strong friendships that have lasted on and off the field and last long after the soccer season. Soccer also helps me connect with younger classmates that I wouldn't normally get the chance to interact with. 

What has been your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment playing on this team would have to be the trip down to Indy. Not only is the competition and games amazing but being able to connect with my team off the field helps grow the bond between us and help make our connection stronger. 

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?
I would tell them that it is one of the best decisions you can make. The academic day at Canterbury is no joke and can be very stressful as many of us know, so having the ability to come out of a hard day and push your body is such an amazing release. Sports also give you great opportunities to help you connect with kids that you don't normally get the chance to interact with and helps you create amazing experiences. 

Years at Canterbury: 10

Other activities: DECA, figure skating, piano

Why did you decide to run cross country?
I decided to run cross country because running has been a key part of my life since I was little, and I wanted to take it to the next level.

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury cross country team?
My favorite thing about being on the cross country team is the supportive environment that both my teammates and coaches create. 

What has been your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment was when the girl's cross country team placed 2nd at the Marion Invitational this year. This season is the first time in a while that Canterbury has a full girl's team, so it was nice to work on race strategies as a team. 

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?

I would highly recommend joining the cross country team, as running will make you tougher both physically and mentally. I promise- running is easier than it seems. We start out with low mileage and gradually increase mileage throughout the season, so it is definitely manageable. 

Years at Canterbury: 12

Other activities: softball

Why did you decide to play volleyball?
I picked up volleyball as a freshman. I was the only girl on the team who had never played before, but I was aging out of gymnastics and wanted a new athletic community. I quickly found amazing friends and developed an appreciation for the sport, so I trained in the off-season to keep up. I spend each year waiting for open gyms to start up again and kick my favorite sport into gear.

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury volleyball team?
My favorite thing about my volleyball team is how close it's brought me to girls I wouldn't have had the chance to interact with otherwise. Some of my fondest friends at Canterbury have been girls years apart in age from me whom I've played with on the court. 

What has been your most memorable moment?
It's impossible to encapsulate the wild joy of being a part of the team in just one moment. However, the moment that sticks out to me is a prime example of how we can laugh off our mistakes and have fun anyway. At in invitational one year, a normally very skilled player tried to push the ball just over the net to score a point. But she miscalculated, and the ball shot straight underneath. Our then-captain sank to the floor with laughter, and our coach had to call a time-out so we could all regain composure. To be honest, I have no idea what the score of that game was, or even if we won. But we got back in it and did our very best 'til the end with smiles on our faces.

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?

Just go for it. It doesn't matter if you have no experience or don't know anyone on the team; that's what practices and team sleepovers are for. 

Years at Canterbury: 5

Other activities: softball, swimming

Why did you decide to play volleyball?
I decided to play volleyball because I love the sport and because I've been able to grow as a person and a player with this team. I feel privileged to close out my last season with them.

What's your favorite think about being on the Canterbury soccer team?
My favorite thing about being on the Canterbury team is that we've been together long enough for me to watch each player mature and improve. Playing with almost the same group every year has allowed the team to grow together and mesh into a cohesive group so that plays appear seamless rather than clunkily thrown together at the last moment. Being together so long has also allowed us to push each other to improve.

What has been your most memorable moment?
I don't think I have a single most memorable moment playing on this team. Some of my favorites include our senior night where we had the largest student section we've seen, Drew, our coach, in a sparkly pink tiara, balls shot under the net rather than over, and sets that bounced off faces instead of hands.

What would you say to someone considering playing soccer for Canterbury?
I would say that they should absolutely give it a shot. Because of Canterbury's no cut policy everyone gets a chance to play and learn. Not only do you learn a lot from the coaches and other players, you are welcomed into a loving family. No matter what happens we have each others backs on and off the court. You also get great memories from your time playing.

Senior Memories