Fall Athletics Spotlights

As our fall athletic season comes to a close, we asked a student from each team to tell us a little more about their experience this season.

Girls’ JV Volleyball (York Tech): Elise Murphy ‘21

1.What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played volleyball and my season went really well, we play a lot of games so it gets pretty tiring at times.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goal was to get better and get consistent playing time on the court, and I’m happy to say that I achieved both my my goals.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
The best part about being a student athlete is that I have made 23 new friends who share my love of volleyball.

Boys’ JV Football (York Tech): Matthew Morrow ‘19

1.What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played football, and so far we haven’t done very well, but we are all gradually improving to have better seasons in the near future. Failure isn’t something to be sad about, it’s something to learn how to improve. You can’t get better if you can’t fail.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
Our goals were to win as many games as possible. We are all trying to get better and improve as much as possible for next year.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
Overall playing a sport just makes me feel energetic and ready to take on any day.

Boys’ Golf (York Tech): Abraham Miller ‘18

1.What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played varsity golf for York Tech. The season went pretty well. We finished second in our division behind York Catholic, although we beat them once at Mountain View Golf Club.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goals were to be top three in scoring average (I finished second in that category), finish first in at least one event (I shot 76, three shots clear of second place), make the County and District Tournaments again (accomplished), and finally make Regionals (not accomplished).

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
The best part about being a student athlete at YCDS is getting the support from faculty members and classmates. Classmates are always wondering how your event went and how the team did overall, and this also applies to faculty as well.

Boys’ Varsity Soccer: Ethan Yerg ‘19

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played soccer. Our season has been a large uphill battle. By that I mean we have not had the easiest game schedule. However, we have made the best of every game and learn from every loss.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goal in playing soccer this season was to get in shape for the upcoming basketball season, and I found that we ran a lot so I do believe that I achieved the goal.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?

The best part of being a YCDS student athlete is the sense of community it provides. It also allows you to develop a relationship and understand more deeply people you may not have otherwise gotten to know or even meet.

Girls’ Varsity Soccer: Emily Lambert ‘20

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played girls’ varsity soccer. Overall, the season went extremely well. We started with a majority of losses, but ended the season with some solid wins. Despite whether we won or lost, our team had a wonderful time playing together, and became a family as the season went on.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goals this season were to earn a starting position and play as much of the game as I possibly can. I would say that I achieved these goals, being that I was a starter for the majority of the games I’ve been able to play, and have gotten plenty of playing time. However, I’ll have to keep playing to the best of my ability and with maximum effort to maintain these goals.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?

The best part of being a student athlete at YCDS is the encouraging environment created by the players, coaches, and teachers. My teammates and coaches encourage me to push my limits in a way that’s respectful and supportive to my athletic career and enforce core values at all times to keep any negativity off the soccer field. The teachers are extremely good about me having to leave class early, and do a wonderful job keeping me from falling behind in class.

Girls’ Varsity Tennis: Ella White ‘18

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played tennis, and the season went really well this year. We’ve won several matches and did a lot better than in years past.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goal this season was to win a match, and I did! This is my third year playing but taking off between each season makes it hard to get better, so I generally lose, but I’m glad I got to win once before I graduate.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?

Being a YCDS athlete is great because (at least in tennis) it’s very relaxed and the focus is on having fun. I’m not worried about how unathletic I am or embarrassed when I do badly, because no one will be mad that we didn’t win or that we weren’t the best team.

Girls’ Field Hockey: Keera Dupler ‘19

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played field hockey and I feel the season went really well. We don’t have a winning record but we have won a few games which is a big step up from last year and it’s exciting to keep growing as an athlete with this team.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?

My goals going into this season were to use the experience to become a better athlete and, mainly, to have fun. So far, I believe I have achieved both of these goals.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
The best part about being a student athlete at YCDS is all the support that comes from the YCDS community as a whole. You mention you have a game and next thing you know, everyone in the building is telling you good luck at some point before you leave.

Boys’ Middle School Soccer: Carson Charleston ‘23

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I played soccer this fall, but I also play basketball for the school. The soccer season went pretty well this year.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goal going into this soccer season was to score a goal. I had never played soccer on a team before, so scoring is really exciting for me. I achieved my goal of scoring a goal at my first real game! So I was excited about that.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
The best part about being a student athlete at YCDS is that you get to play against teams from different schools and that you get to go out and support our school!

Coed Middle School Cross Country: Elan Azriel ‘22

1. What sport did you play and how did the season go?
I ran on the cross country team. Our team had a very good season. Everyone over all had a lot of personal records this year. This made everyone want to push harder and achieve a better time.

2. What were your goals going into the season and have you achieved them?
My goal for the season was to finish the year being able to run a mile in under 10 minutes. After a lot of practice, I managed to run a 9:50 mile. My second goal was to run a meet non-stop. The first non-stop meet I ran was our second one at John Rudy Park.

3. What is the best part about being a student athlete at YCDS?
Being a YCDS athlete is a great athletic experience. My coach individually helped me achieve my goals. I feel like everybody received individual help and attention to help them achieve their personal goals. I never felt like I was being left behind to work by myself and everybody is very supportive.

 

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