Saint Senior Nights
By Kaley Kurzhals
Senior year is the beginning of many ends in a high school career. The past couple weeks, senior fall sport athletes have been given a night to celebrate all they’ve done here at Seton. Teammates decorate cars and houses, make speeches, give gifts, and design posters to commemorate their time dedicated to the sport and team. I’ve asked a few of these girls to tell me about their senior night and athletic career at Seton.
Haley Walter, Golf
Earned GGCL Honorable Mention and WLWT Athlete of the Week
Haley started golfing when she was in fifth grade but had never done it competitively until she came to Seton. Her main reason she golfs is because she has been blessed to have amazing teammate all four years who made her look forward to it every day. Her mom and grandpa are her role models who keep her going. Haley’s senior night was against Mercy and she says it was a perfect night. She described, “It was everything I thought it would be and more. I had great teammates, coaches, and family that set up an unbelievable senior night. It blew my expectations away and made it even more special because we beat mercy for the first time in two years.” Haley also added about her golf career, “the best four years with a sport I could’ve asked for. The four different teams I was on over the years that gave me some of my best friends and endless life lessons that golf has taught me.”
Mckenzie Custer, Volleyball
Mckenzie has been playing volleyball ever since she was in fourth grade. Her favorite part about volleyball is making memories that will last a lifetime. She continues playing because of all the laughs with her teammates and the excitement of playing big games in front of a huge crowd. Her teammates not only made her laugh a lot, but they were always there for her in tough times picking her up when she was down. Mckenzie’s favorite game this year was the home game against Mercy. She commented, “I couldn’t even hear myself think the crowd was so loud. Atmospheres and crowds like that are the nights we dream to play in front of. It shows how much people care and support the Athletics at Seton High School and it is really appreciated by all the athletes”. Her senior night consisted of walking out with our parents and get recognized, sharing our favorite memories, advice for underclassmen, future plans and accomplishments. It was rewarding seeing and hearing everything you and your teammates have accomplished over the last 4 years in and outside of school. Her favorite memory of her Seton soccer career is beating Mercy her junior year and beating MCA on their home field.
Julie Weber, Soccer
Earned Seton Saint Award
Julia Weber has been playing soccer ever since she was 3. She continued to play her whole life because she has loved her teams, playing, and being competitive. Her coaches were a huge role model. Whenever her and her teammates were feeling down they always looked up to them for encouragement. On senior night, the girls wrote funny speeches and bought blankets with the senior’s names and Seton soccer written on them. Julie described her senior night as “wicked tight” and said the underclassmen’s speeches were hilarious.
Emma Bruggeman, Tennis
Emma has been playing tennis since her freshmen year. She loves tennis because she loves the feeling of being a part of a small team. Her favorite memory of the season was the whole team bonding before the start of the season at the JV-A coach’s house. Emma was unable to play her Junior year because of a shoulder injury and surgery, so Senior year was extra special for her. During all of this shes had her parents, brother, Seton staff, and coaches supporting her. Emma’s favorite part of her senior night was winning her match and seeing the support from all of her Seton sisters. Emma remarked, “I really appreciate the planning from the juniors and their parents. The night was so spectacular and I really am thankful for the time put into planning such a special night”.