Bulldog Sports Leaders

An insight on those who were chosen to be leaders

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Bulldog Sports Leaders

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A group of individuals all come together as one and become something unstoppable. A team is made, and within a team, a family is created; bonds are made and time is well spent together. Within the team, a leader rises, someone who is willing to lead the way for others and take on the responsibilities that come along with it. These specific individuals stand out; they’re noticed not only by their players, but by the coach as well.  To recognize these individuals, they’re chosen to be the team captains. At Oak Hills High School we have a team captain for every sport, and here’s what the tennis team’s captain had to say about being chosen.

Justine Torres, senior and captain of the tennis team, said, “Well, me and my partner were not chosen in a way. We were kind of just put into that spot because we are the only seniors on the team, but it is pretty awesome to have some sort of leadership in tennis.” Their responsibilities, according to Justine, are to “lead the group for the warm up, encourage our teammates during conditioning and practice, and let our coach know if we feel that there are areas [of Tennis] some players could work on specifically.”

Justine has been playing long enough to earn her title. “I’ve played [tennis] since my freshman year, I played on varsity my sophomore year through my senior year. Before every game, our coaches usually do their part by giving everyone an encouraging talk. The unique part about being captain is that we get to lead the team in everything and help out players that need support or improvement in something. It is unique because they look up to us as well and I like that feeling because I love for them to know that I am here to help.”

Leadership is something you develop over time, it doesn’t happen overnight. Being part of the team is a privilege, but being team captain is an honor.

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