By Lainee Vujcich
Being out of spring sports is the new normal for all high school students right now. Most would be at practice or out on the field during this time, but instead they are at home and trying to make the best of the situation. Baseball players, soccer players, tennis players, lacrosse players, and track and field runners have all been cut the short end of the stick.
The Centennial girls soccer team isn't taking it easy as three seniors with four year varsity letters have been robbed of their season, not being able to have a senior night or make it to playoff games as a senior. Rachel Baird, Peyton Sterling, and Allyson Sparks have all been at Centennial High School for four years waiting to graduate and play their last year of soccer hoping for it to be their best. Little did they know that the day of their first season game, everything would turn out to be cancelled.
On the flip side, junior soccer players Mikayla Henson, Allie Jones, Lainee Vujcich, and Ashtyn Villapando, who hope to play at the next level one day, are having their junior year, typically being the year to be recruited, taken away. They have a lot to prove for the upcoming year to be recognized by coaches after a season of no play.
Covid-19 has taken a very big toll on athletes around the world. We are focused in on Pueblo athletes, but we are all affected by it, athletes all around the world from young kids to pro players. Let's hope that players around the world will bring a bright future to themselves after the loss they have been put through.