2 State Championships
4 CIFSS Team Championships
23 Team Championships
3% of our Graduates Recruited to play Division 1 College Athletics
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Reflections from an Athlete - Dalton Kramer
I’m Dalton Kramer and I am a senior here at Xavier. Throughout my four years as a Xavier athlete I have competed in five different sports. Each one taught me a new skill and more about myself. The two sports that impacted me the most are soccer and basketball.
Playing basketball challenged me in a unique way. Junior year after soccer practice, I decided to cut through the gym when Coach Thadd stopped me, handed me a basketball, and asked me to take a few shots. I didn't make a single one, but Coach Thadd still asked me to join the team. Basketball challenged me physically and mentally to learn a new sport from scratch as well as to make new teammates. As I worked to improve as a basketball player, I fell in love with both the sport and the girls. I am so thankful for the girls on the team. They are both the funniest and most supportive people I have ever met. I will never forget hearing them cheer on the sidelines of the girls soccer game. Likewise, I could have never fallen in love with basketball if it wasn't for the basketball coaching staff. They took the time to teach me how to play, they continued to push me to be better, and they believed in me. Basketball shaped me into a more confident athlete and person. My high school experience wouldn't have been the same without this team. I will forever carry the memories and the relationships on into the next chapters of my life.
I have been on the Xavier soccer team for the last four years. Though it’s had its highs and lows, it is still a part of me. It taught me how to be strong, how to be a leader, and how to push myself to be better. Soccer wouldn't have been the same without Coach Mike. I know the girls would agree with me when I say that he puts his heart into this team. Coach has been my biggest supporter. When I got injured, Coach Mike was the one who came onto the field and calmed me down. Even now he continuously checks up on me. I am so thankful for you coach. Likewise the girls on the soccer team became family. I don't think another group of girls has ever brought me so much laughter. I am so blessed to play the sport I love with both my best friends and with my little sister, Tatum. Walking off the field for the last time, or in my case, taking an ambulance out, was me leaving behind the biggest part of my high school experience. Though it is tough to get injured, I couldn't be more thankful that it happened my last game instead of the first. The memories, friendships, and work ethic this sport has taught me will carry on into college and beyond.
Before I end I would like to share a story. In 8th grade, I attended a Palm Desert vs Xavier girls soccer game with my middle school friend, Lauren Warfield. I remember sitting in the bleachers thinking that the girls on the field were the greatest human beings to walk this earth. I idolized them and dreamt of the day I would play under those same stadium lights. Now I am one of the greats. The athletes in this room are some of those greats. Xavier Athletics allowed me to live out my dream. I can't wait to come back next year as freshman in college and be in those bleachers again to see Xavier athletes be great. Thank you!