By | Isabella Chirico
Normally, during this time of year, the Notre Dame hallways are filled with students grabbing tickets to Homecoming, players scrambling to get to practice, and tryouts happening left, right, and centre. The Coronavirus has impeded these Fall rights of passage.
In any other year, the Volleyball BC Catholics are coming up, with Provincials just around the corner, and the energy in the school is palpable. Everybody would be celebrating our Fall sports, which by now would be in full throttle!
2020, on the other hand, is looking very different in all areas, school sports included.
No volleyball or field hockey games, no cross country meets and no “Friday Night Lights” football games to attend. Regardless, it is still important for student-athletes to put the effort into achieving goals and getting better and practicing and working out, to be just as good (if not better) for next year’s season.
No virus can stop Juggler athletes this fall from practicing and having intrasquad matches; and as weeks go on, coaches and BC High School Sports are working hard in an attempt to find alternative ways to provide a safe season for all the sports. Things are changing rapidly each day, and if everyone does their part to stay safe and follow appropriate precautions, high school sports could be returning in the near future.
Everyone’s hope is to have most sports running again by the Spring so that all athletes (particularly the senior athletes) can have one last ride at achieving Juggler excellence. These setbacks may seem daunting now, but they will not last forever. Sooner or later, the Notre Dame community will all come together, yet again, to support the school’s sports teams, and from there, we can work together to accomplish athletic goals and win championships.
For now, all we can do is “Practice, Practice, Practice”, so that we can “Go Juggler’s Go!” in the future!