Hobbies: Playing soccer, traveling, shopping
Nickname: Reesie Puffs or Puff
Future College: Playing soccer at Post University
Humans of Sartell: Why do you love the sport you play?
March 20, 2023
Many people, especially high schoolers, play a sport or multiple sports. Some play this sport because of sheer joy of the actual sport. Others play sports because of all the secondary life lessons sports teach.
Sports build relationships and teach people how to work on a team.
Sports teach self-discipline and responsibility.
Athletes become better people and better leaders because of sports. Leaders become self-confident and hold themselves accountable. They are willing to put themselves before their team and are always working 110%.
A couple athletes from Sartell High School were interviewed about what their favorite sport was and why they play that sport!
“My favorite sport is soccer. I love to play soccer because of all of the friendships I have been able to make. I love how you have to work hard to make it to the level you want and how competitive it gets.”
“I love how physical the sport is.”
“Definitely soccer. I play it because I love the game and really enjoy my time out on the field with my friends.”
“My favorite sport is softball. There are so many reasons to play. I was actually thinking about quitting softball this past year but the Lord had other plans for me. I kept praying and he delivered me a clear sign. The Midwest Speed director had reached out to me asking me to join his 18U national team. Upon hearing this, I knew I was destined to keep playing. The main reason I play softball is to spread my faith. I can use softball as a platform to spread the Good News. I am so grateful I have been given this opportunity to play the sport I love at such a high level. Now don’t get me wrong, there are going to be highs and lows which are expected in every sport. I have struggled mentally before and keeping my confidence up is an ongoing issue. For many years, I have used softball as an escape from reality. When it’s all said and done, all sports are such a blessing, and I am just so blessed to be able to play one.”
“I joined because my oldest sister played, and I wanted to follow her.”
“My favorite sport is lacrosse. I play lacrosse because I’m able to clear my mind and I am able to be around my best friends.”
“My favorite sport is swimming. I love swimming because it has given me my lifelong best friends. I have fun swimming, I love being able to push myself, and I love the pure joy of seeing my time drop.”