Sport Tryout, Cuts


Photo Credit: Jessica Deacon

Junior Gavin Lintz handles the ball as he maneuver’s past sophomore Lane Daigle during a small close quarters drill. During tryouts, the players perform a number of these so that the coaches can assess their one on one abilities.

Brody Port, Reporter

The fall sports have ended, and that marks the transition into the winter activities.  However, before students can get out there and represent our school they need to tryout first. Now the thought of tryouts and the fear of not making the team, looms heavy over all of the players. However, this pressure is especially daunting for upperclassmen. They will either make the cut for the varsity team, or they’ll be let go to try again for the following season. That is unless they are seniors.  

With high school sports there are mainly two teams, Varsity and Junior Varsity, commonly referred to as JV.  Each of the two teams only have so many players that can be on each team which leaves the remaining students who tryout to be cut.  This process in it’s theory makes sense because it ideally creates a situation in which the best talent has been curated to represent the school both at home and away. However, there are some limitations because rules have been put in place to make it so that upperclassmen are unable to be on the JV team, regardless of how they stack up against the rest of the playing field.  

Senior Janiel Fonseca was out on the soccer field for his fourth time this round of tryouts.  Although he made the Varsity team again this year, he realized that, “At the end of the day it’s going to be the best possible team that’s going to go out there and compete, and you’re just doing your best to try and be a part of that.”  Knowing that for some of them it was their last time to tryout, the Knights certainly gave a promising turnout for all sports tryouts this year. Make sure to go out and support them whether they take to the field, court or even the mat.