With the blink of an eye, we find ourselves in the final weeks of fall sports. With the culmination of a regular season schedule comes a night that every 4th year student athlete circles on their calendar: senior night.
With the well-deserved celebration comes one last opportunity to represent your school in front of a home crowd, and in the final days leading up to that opportunity it's hard not to reflect on your time as a Spartan athlete.
Personal accomplishments often come to mind when reflecting on your athletic career, but, like many Spartan athletes, senior wide receiver Tyler Combs has a very unselfish outlook on his final days as a player.
"Everyone plays their last game eventually but I'm just trying to enjoy the time I have left with my teammates and leave our program going in a positive direction," Combs said.
The "team-first" attitude is one that has been instilled in the foundation of every sports program at Castleton and has led to many successful seasons.
Those who have been lucky enough to win conference championships share a bond with their teammates that many will never get to experience, but the bond built while simultaneously working toward that common goal is one that is far more valuable than a trophy or plaque.
Senior Jenna Bostwick, a member of the women's soccer team and two-time NAC champion, is taking away much more than titles from her time as a Spartan.
"I will never forget the friendships that I've built that have made the memories so special that I will always look back on," Bostwick said.
Senior men's soccer player Vinny Addonisio echoed Bostwick's statement, while also describing his potential thought process in his final games in a Castleton jersey.
"I see myself looking back and being thankful for the run we had and the teammates that I came up with. Not many people get this opportunity, and I'm grateful for the opportunity just to play on this team."