“I’m sad that this is going to be my last year playing sports competitively but I’m also very proud of how far I come!”
When she starts her senior year, and being a soon to be two-year captain, she has set goals not only for herself and her teammates but for the athletic program in general. She hopes for success and to enjoy her soon-to-be last year at McMahon.
“I’m looking forward to my senior year a lot actually. I’m excited for what it has to bring and just moving forward with both volleyball and basketball. I’m so excited to see the social aspects of senior year and my two IB classes.”
Skidmore joined the McMahon Volleyball team her freshman year starting off on JV. Not only was she phenomenal on JV, but her left hand dominance was in her advantage and quickly recognizable to be bumped up to varsity her sophomore year. Then her junior year, Skidmore was nominated as one of the four captains.
“This volleyball season I am going to try and make All-FCIAC. As a captain I want to lead my team to more wins this season but also work on my personal skills!”
Not only is Skidmore a great athlete, but she is very dedicated to her education as well. Skidmore hopes to strive both in and out of school by being able to manage her time with the responsibilities set on her from coaches, teachers, and family members.
“Senior year is going to be difficult and I need to focus on school before sports so I’m not sure if I’m going to play three seasons.”
As this year’s seniors are already decided on their next steps after high school, it’s time for the new seniors to start the college process. Skidmore isn’t set on her future yet, for it is too early, but what she does know is that her athletic involvement won’t end in high school.
“I don’t plan on being a D1 athlete for the school I attend but I will definitely join club sports or intramural.”
Being a successful is not handed to a team. There is dedication and hard work that everyone on the team needs to give 110% for the success they want. Skidmore’s goal is to show dedication and show the underclassmen to fight and work for what they want.
Skidmore finds good chemistry important as well, she wants to make sure everyone has an enjoyable season and no one is left out. She has set her own individual goals to try and reach out to the underclassmen and new incoming freshmen.
“As a captain I want to make sure my teams’ bond well this season. I want to make us all be friends or just like each other. I think it will help a lot with the way we play and relationships both on and off the court.”
For those underclassmen and new incoming freshman, Skidmore is more than happy to work with everyone and give advice to those who need it to better their skills. Her advice to those new athletes is:
“GO FOR IT! Playing a sport is a great way to stay in shape, meet new friends, and have a great time. If your worried about making the team just give 110% and come to pre season works.”