All of the winter student-athletes gather for a group photo with Rashard. (Sean Coleman)
All of the winter student-athletes gather for a group photo with Rashard.

Sean Coleman

Winter Sports Athletes Celebrate with Breakfast

March 11, 2022

On Thursday, March 10, winter sports athletes who participated in or won a state title were treated to breakfast by Principal Dr. Michael Bishop in Commons 1.

Delaney Palenscar – Swim


What were you most proud of this winter season?

“I was most proud of how we all came together as a team and finished so strong. I mean last year the season was kind of hectic and this was the first normal season we’ve had in a while, so we all performed to our best and I think I’m just really proud of that.”

What do you think you enjoyed the most this season?

“Definitely the friends that I’ve made because of swimming. We’re all a really close-knit group. We enjoy each other’s company, so that’s really fun when competing.”

What’s your favorite thing about your sport?

“I’ve been swimming forever, and it makes me happy.”

What was your most memorable experience from this season?

“I wasn’t thinking I’d make states, and I barely made it, so I was just proud of that.”

Carter Warren – Track & Field


What were you most proud of this winter season?

“Managing to get to states, I did not think I was gonna get there at all.”

What do you think you enjoyed the most this season?

“My teammates, they really made it for me.”

What’s your favorite thing about your sport?

“The competition, it really drives me.”

What do you think were your teams’ strengths this season?

“Distance team and the polevault team we really carried.”

What was your best memory from this season?

“Getting third place at Regionals.” 

What’s your favorite thing about playing with your team?

“They are so funny.” 

What’s something you would tell your future self for next season?

“I want to get to states again and get a height.”

Vincenzo Corvetto – Wrestling


What were you most proud of this winter season?

“Winning a state title.”

What do you think you enjoyed the most this season?

“Hanging out with my best friends while doing what I love.”

What’s your favorite thing about your sport?

“How you get in what you put in, and it’s not a team sport, there’s nobody to bail you out, but there’s also nobody to put the blame on other than yourself. It’s very straight up.”

What do you think were your teams’ strengths this season?

“Our leadership given that the most experience guys were the oldest, so they really set a good example for everybody else, and that made our team stronger.”

What was your best memory from this season?

“The team dinners after tournaments, just going to dinner and hanging out with my best friends.”

What’s your favorite thing about playing with your team?

“The memories outside of the matches because tournaments are an all day long thing, but you’re only wrestling for like 20 minutes max, so what we’re doing apart from that, talking and laughing and all that.”

Courtney Davis II – Boys’ Basketball


What were you most proud of this season?

“Probably as far as we came and breaking a lot of records this season, and reaching our goal of being undefeated this season.”

What do you think you enjoyed the most this season?

“Just being with the team, building moments that I’ll never forget.”

What’s your favorite thing about your sport?

“Just love competing every day and being able to win.” 

What do you think were your teams’ strengths this season?

“Our defense. I feel like our defense was better than every other team, and that’s the reason we went undefeated to that point.”

What was your best memory from this season?

“Probably the Potomac game, that one it meant a lot to Coach Rivers, and the team as well because everyone else thought we were going to lose, and we ended up winning.”

What’s your favorite thing about playing with your team?

“The thing about our time, we all want to win and be successful and winning the district and regional championship, we knew we weren’t done, we had to keep pushing.”

What’s something you would tell your future self for next season?

”Just do a little bit more than I did this year, to just finish the whole thing.”

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