In 2019, sophomore Kate Baldwin impressed the coaches and her fellow teammates by being a standout among the freshmen on the girls soccer team. However, this past year, she took the field in a new position as the JV captain, which became her personal achievement of 2020.
Baldwin stepped up for the position because she wanted to be a leader on the team and helpful toward others on the field.
“My main goal in being a captain was not to make myself seem higher than others, but to lead by example,” she said.
Regardless of COVID-19 making the season more difficult, it was instrumental in the development of many players, especially Baldwin, who is now on her way to landing a spot on the varsity team next season, she explained.
Baldwin said her determination and integrity in the captain’s position was most impactful, especially as a role model for the team that was made up of many younger girls.
“One of the reasons I became captain was because I was kind and inclusive towards the incoming freshmen before I gave my speech,” she added.
She explained that it was not only a great experience, but one that made her proud to get out of her comfort zone.
“Soccer is a very important part of my life, and being captain helped me to grow as a person,” Baldwin said.