Senior Season Not To Be


Zak Klaczak, Sports Team

On April 9, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf declared that all Pennsylvania schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours later, the PIAA declared that all spring sports, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, boys’ volleyball, and boys’ tennis, would be canceled. This left many student athletes devastated that all of the work that they have put in this offseason will be for nothing. “I’m totally upset,” said baseball senior Gunnar Norberg. If there is one group of people that have been affected the most by this situation, it’s the seniors who only play a spring sport. They will never have their senior night, their last game, their moment. Also, many of their fellow senior athletes had their final moments in those sports that take place in the fall or winter, which really makes this a slap in the face. For many of these seniors, this was their last chance to enjoy the sport that they have devoted so much time to. A lot of them will never lace up their shoes, put on that uniform, or compete ever again. “I love baseball and I would do anything to get my season back,” said Gunnar Norberg.

    As someone who only plays a spring sport, I am devastated. This season was supposed to be about me and my fellow seniors. There is a good chance that many of us will never compete at this high of a level again. This situation is not ideal but everything happens for a reason. I am sure that this experience will make all members of the class of 2020 stronger, whether they’re an athlete or not.