What A Wrap-Up!

UMA Fall Sports Come To An End
What A Wrap-Up!
Personal Growth and Lifetime Memories

The Fall Season has officially concluded. As always, UMA cadets had  amazing sports experiences. Everyone witnessed the growth of each team and each individual. No matter what grade cadets are in or what team they’re part of, the athletes have developed their talents together and have created some memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

The Baseball team lines up for the National Anthem.
HS Baseball

 

Making a home run this year, the High School Baseball team did outstanding this season, and was able to experiencing some great moments. They even got to play under the lights at Lindquist Field! When asking a few baseball players about the best part of their season, they said that “the benefits of baseball were the friendships they created within the team”.

One of the team captains, Benjamin Lloyd, said that “the attitude is key with the sport [of baseball]. If you don’t have a good attitude, you won’t have a good season on the field.” The challenge that Lloyd said was,” If there are not enough players, then each player has to learn all the positions. That could lead to player improvements.”

The Baseball team lines up for the National Anthem.
The JH team get ready to set.
JH Girls Volleyball

JR High Girls Volleyball faced a great season this year. The captain this year was 8th grade cadet Rachel Preece. “It was great being captain. It taught me to be a better leader. I saw such an improvement with the team compared to last year,” stated Cadet Preece.

Friendships were developed and grew throughout the season. In those friendships came the desire to help on another. “Clarissa [Reynolds] has helped me a lot in the team. She always helped me with every practice, which is only an hour long. She would make sure I knew how to dive after the ball and helped me improve.” said Cadet Auryanah Sanchez.

The JH team get ready to set.
HS Girls Volleyball gather for a meeting during a game.
HS Girls Volleyball

 

 Taking a hit this year was High School Girls Volleyball! Even if you played on the team last year, you always find a way to learn a new position. Seniors Cadet Brady and Cadet Kaur said that “they would recommend joining this wonderful team. The team will always have your back no matter what. Be prepared to work, the effort you put in at practice will determine how much you play on the court.” No matter what position you play, there is always room for improvement and to make yourself better.

HS Girls Volleyball gather for a meeting during a game.
The JH Cross Country team pose for a picture before competing.
JH Cross Country

 

Going on a long run this fall was the passion of the JH Cross Country team. According to the team, practice is always a blast. It doesn’t matter if you are good at running or not, the team will help you through it! “I joined because I wanted to develop skills to pace myself while running, and the cross country team helped me with it!”, stated Cadet Polley.

The JH Cross Country team pose for a picture before competing.
HS Girls Soccer face off in the field with a rival school.
HS Girls Soccer

 

The soccer team season ended by kicking it up! Even though half the team were new members, the team had great success and made improvements. There was a countless amount of team bonding throughout the season as well. If you are wanting to join, many of the girls recommend that you acclimate yourself to the sport and to the team through the summer conditioning, even if you don’t know much about soccer. Several of the senior soccer players on the team were offered scholarships for soccer and calls from interested colleges. “Coach Nick is amazing. He will help you even if you have no idea about soccer.”

HS Girls Soccer face off in the field with a rival school.
Final Words

 

Fall sports at Utah Military Academy  does not define itself with wins and losses. UMA athletics defines itself through the individual and team progress and learning that are accomplished throughout the season. Most importantly, UMA athletics are about the opportunities to develop leadership skills, to collaborate with teammates to accomplish shared goals, and to create friendships that will last beyond the fall season. 

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Amaya Brown, Reporter
Hi! My name is Cadet Amaya Brown and I'm in 10th grade. I am currently part of NHS, CAP, and Journalism. My vision for Journalism is making entertaining articles!
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