Senior Sports Sendoff


Kacy Minehan

   SVHS ’s varsity basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams celebrated their emotional senior nights as the final weeks of January and league play wind down. Winter sports teams had a plethora of seniors this year, with boys’ soccer taking the cake, with 14 players to be recognized at their ceremony on February 8. 

   Each team recognized their seniors with short valedictions  and flowers to share with their friends and family in attendance. Senior night is an emotional event to say farewell and thank senior athletes for their hard -work and dedication at their last home game of their high school careers.

   Senior girls’ soccer captain Bella Brophy speaks on her senior night, saying “it was a lot of fun, it felt good to be recognized and loved by my teammates, parents, and friends.” She emphasizes that “just having the crowd there to support you makes you want to try harder because you know you have people there that care about you, you are playing for yourself and them.” 

    Boys’ soccer captain and senior Aidan Griggs-Demin said, “It was an incredible experience having all the fans there and being able to play for them and myself felt really good.” The teams were successful at their last home game  – boys’ basketball unfortunately fell to the Justin-Siena Braves, but boys’ soccer smashed American Canyon 14-3 and girls’ soccer beat the Coyotes convincingly with a 4-1 victory.

   Experiencing such success in their regular seasons, four of the five winter varsity sports will be looking to make runs in the North Coast Section playoffs in hopes to bring back a banner to Pfeiffer Gymnasium