Senior Perspective

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The score was 24-22 Villa Grove. This could be it, the last play of the game. This also could be the last play I will ever have at Skywalker. We lost the first set but won the second set 32-30 which meant we had to go to a third set. As I was on the court I almost couldn’t even keep myself together for the last play. I kept thinking about how this could be the last play of my high school career on my own turf. I had to push through these thoughts as I had to keep myself together for what could be the last play. The ball was about to be served by Villa Grove so I got in my defensive position. My heart was beating the fastest I have ever felt it. The crowd began to get loud and I knew it was time to go. The ball got served and it went to someone else and they passed it. I was so worried about getting to my spot that I wasn’t even really watching the play. I knew my team had it and they needed me to be ready for them to hit it right back. I got ready. The ball was hit pretty hard at us and the ball was kind of out of control. Lauren, as setter, ran as fast and as hard as she could, but she didn’t make it to it in time. The ball hit the floor. As soon as I realized what had happened tears were already running down my face. It was over. The other team probably thought I was a sore loser as I was crying when I shook their hands to tell them good game, but I could not help myself. I was proud of us and how we played. We fought back and worked so hard and that in itself was something to be proud of. I was crying in team huddle and even for a little bit after that. I was so sad to know that that was the last time I would ever step foot on that court as a volleyball player. I remembered how I had played there for so long and it hurt to know that is was over in what seemed to be in the blink of an eye. I went home and thought about all the times I had played at Skywalker. I began to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to play volleyball and especially blessing me with an amazing group of girls. I love them all so much and even though we still have more games to play, knowing that when the season ends, it will be even harder. I have been blessed to play with amazing girls this year and I would not trade any of them for anything. I would not trade anything that happened during the season and this will be a season that I will never forget. Thank you to all who made and are continuing to make this season great. You do not know how much we appreciate it.

Senior Student

Emily Reeves