By: Sophia Tarasidis
Pridetime Senior Editor
As the fall sports start to wrap up some of the season athletes are getting straight into preseason for the next sport. Many of the winter sports athletes are working hard and training for their upcoming season.
Lila Young (‘21), is doing things a little differently at McMahon making her stand out from other athletes in the school.
As a three-sport athlete, who plans on playing for the girls' basketball team for her second year, she decided it was time to step things up.
Three days a week, Young wakes up at 6 a.m and works out with the boys’ basketball team being the only girl.
“I started working out with the boys' team because I felt I was really out of shape and I didn’t want to feel like that before the season started. I wanted to play with harder competition, which would be the boys. They make me a better athlete.”
Young felt like she really needed to get back into gear for her upcoming season and by practicing with the boys she was given a challenge that she was ready to accept.
“The boys and the girls' workouts are just different levels of ability because of the different abilities of boys and girls. I walk into the workouts knowing that I'm going to have to try a lot harder.”
By practicing with the boys’ team she is showing that she wants to help her team get as far as they can.
After the girls' basketball team ended their season with a record of 6-14 they are all working hard to have a better outcome this upcoming season.
They might not all be working out with the boys’ team, like Lila Young, but they are all working hard during their free time to get the results that they want.
“Me working out will help during my season because I will be in better shape and I will have played harder competition, it will increase my abilities,” Young mentioned.
Girls basketball will be holding tryouts on November 26 at 2:30 p.m in the Mary Kehoe and Ralph King Gymnasium.
They will also be held on November 27 and November 28 at 4 p.m in the Mary Kehoe and Ralph King Gymnasium.