It is a new year, and that means that it is time for the start of the spring sports season. All of Wesleyan’s spring athletes and coaches are preparing for tryouts or the beginning of practice. The Wolves’ spring sports teams had a record-breaking last year, but now they are getting ready for their best season yet. Here is what the Wolves will be up to this spring:
As the 2018-2019 Wesleyan school year comes to an end, spring sports teams are giving their last effort to end their seasons on high notes.
The Girls’ Lacrosse team has had a season full of success with seven seniors leading the way. Freshman Gray Bradach said, “I am 100% going to miss the seniors so much. There are so many of them and they are all such great people and teammates and players. Chloe, Elise, Tabi, Katie, Quinn, Lauren, Anna, and Grace. They are genuinely some of the greatest people I have ever met.” The dynamic among the players is one that will be missed by the seniors and for the underclassmen that look up to the older players. One tradition the Lacrosse team shares is “eating uncrustables before most games,” said Bradach.
The Varsity boy’s baseball team uses games and activities to bring their team closer together. Head Coach Brian Krehmeyer said, “Our plan differs each year, but activities we have engaged in to build team chemistry includes on-campus scavenger hunts, basketball and volleyball and ping pong tournaments, the challenge of escaping from a break-out room, battles on the Whirly Ball court, laser tag games, paint ball wars, putt-putt golf, and races around Andretti.” It is crucial to establish a close knit bond so the “one body” theme can be exhibited. Junior Griffin Massey said, “We have a tradition of going to Willy’s after every win, they kind of sponsor us.” Traditions that consist of food related activity always brings a group together because of the shared love of a particular thing.
Every spring, people are stuck between wanting to spend money on food and all the new, seasonal clothes and not spending any money, so they can save up for summer vacations, but there are many fun activities to do that are completely free and local. For example, go to the Wesleyan lake or any other local park and fish or have a picnic with the ducks and a few friends. Living so close to Atlanta, there are so many places to discover. Be a tourist in your own town and take a walk on the BeltLine, visit a museum downtown or try different ice cream shops in the city. As the days turn into night and the temperature starts to cool, start a bonfire and cozy up with a bunch of friends while roasting marshmallows. There are plenty of things to do in our hometown that require little to no money. Keep Reading
Tiny granules of black rubber seep into second-hand Nike Cleats. Flickering lights give off an aura of a decommissioned haunted house. But as players open the tiny gate and take their first steps onto the field, the excitement of competition sets in. It is not the Rio de Janiero World Cup finals, but for the next 50 minutes, the flurry of goals washes away the locale and the world’s greatest game is played indoors. Keep Reading