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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Senior Week- Chloe Anderson

Senior Night this week vs. UTHS on Thursday. Time goes by pretty fast. We have a great group of six senior players and two senior managers. They have represented their school and community so well. I asked each of them to reflect on their basketball careers. As I receive their replies, I will post them.

This is from Chloe Anderson.

When you were younger, was there a male or female player you watched who inspired you? What was it about them or their game that drew your attention?

            My mom always used to play basketball with me and coach my YMCA basketball teams. She really inspired me because she used to play and it was something we could have fun doing together. All my brothers and I used to play pig and around the world in the driveway so I wanted to play to be with my brothers too. Lastly, watching my two older cousins, Claire and Lia, play Girls' Varsity Basketball for the Streaks really inspired me to further pursue playing basketball.

What have been your favorite classes or teachers at GHS? Why?

            My favorite class at GHS was AP Calculus with Knicker and Eisemann. It was challenging but the teachers were very supportive and the people in my class made it a lot of fun.

What are you options or plans for next year?

Next year I'll go to college. Somewhere. I am not sure where I would really like to go yet. I have looked in Chicago at Loyola, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Harvard.

Do you have an idea of what you would like to study after high school, or what kind of career you would like to go into?

            I know for sure I want to pursue a career in the medical field. I am pretty sure I will become a neonatal nurse practitioner.

I am sure there are many things you appreciate that your family have done for you. In what ways have they inspired you?

            My family has inspired me to put everything I have into everything I do. I really appreciate that my best effort was always expected because now it is habit to try my best, be realistic with the outcome, and strive to be better. My brothers and parents never sugarcoated things but also made me feel good about my best effort. I'm thankful they've inspired me in this way.

After the season is over, what could your teammates say about you that would make you the most happy to hear?

            I would be most happy to hear that I have inspired my younger teammates to never be satisfied and to keep working to improve. I would hope they would feel I always encouraged them and expected their best.

Your senior class is a special group. How have these relationships made it a good experience for you?

            I grew up playing basketball with all of our senior class. It's been a special year for us to all play a memorable part in making my last year one filled with friendship and fun memories. I have known these girls for a long time and will miss them. I have known Allison since I was a few months old!

What are some of your favorite memories from your basketball experiences?

            My favorite memories I will take away from this season are the team dinners, the pre-game goals with the team, pre-game walks with Allison, shooting everyday with Sam, and getting to practice and play games on a team with great chemistry.

What advice do you have for junior high or freshmen/soph players?

            My advice to younger players is that you can do anything. Always work hard and put in your best effort. Don't get hung up on playing time and positions. If you work hard and have a good attitude, Streaks basketball will become some of your favorite high school memories. :)

I know you will be pulling for your younger teammates who return for next season. What do you hope the freshmen, sophs, and juniors on the varsity have learned from this season? What message would you have for them?

            Expect a lot out of yourselves! Set high goals, get everyone on the same page, and work hard every day you can.

What do you hope fans say about our team?

            I hope fans see that we are a team. That even in loses we can stick together. That we're there for each other and cheering for each other.

The best thing about basketball is.....

            The best thing about basketball is the reliance on the aspect of a team. That during great games we can see what we can do together and during tough loses we can see what happens when we're not all on the same page. The best part of basketball is growing and learning with a group of girls who become family.


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