Maddie Doyle: Why I Dance

Growing up, my parents enrolled my sister and I in basketball, soccer, softball, and of course, dance. We were apart of the stereotypical little girls taking ballet and tap for 30 minutes a week. None of the sports really stuck with me, despite my parents both having successful high school athletic careers. I think I […]

Why I Play: Luke Wheeler

I love sports. Ever since I was young I played flag football, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, and hockey. As I grew up, it is very hard to continue to play each sport at a high level. By the time I was 13, I was mainly playing baseball, and hockey at very competitive […]

Why I Play: Maddie Altman

I have always been a multi-sport athlete and I still am today, playing basketball in the winter and lacrosse in the spring. Growing up, I was on a soccer, tennis, golf, swim and basketball team, and I fell in love with the game of basketball. I have always been a crazy competitor in whatever I […]

Gabe Grams: Why I Play

I suppose my tennis story is a little different than most people’s athletic journeys. All people have a story, but I would say that mine is a little unique. I grew up in Breckenridge, Colorado and I played recreational tennis from ages eight through thirteen, growing more competitive each year. Tennis was not a huge […]

Carlie Charp: Why I Cheer

You might think it’s silly to be writing a “Why I Play” piece on cheerleading.  Some of you might be reading this thinking, cheer isn’t even a sport.  Don’t be fooled by the constant smiles you see on our faces, that’s just part of the job.  Behind the perfect ponytail and short skirt is an […]