By: Feyiteniola Falodun, Senn Sophomore
A part of Senn’s plan to reopen and go back to normalcy is by reintroducing sports and extra-curricular activities in person. I played Junior Varsity basketball for five weeks this spring, giving me a little taste of normalcy to my routine.
The team played six games in total, and the Bulldogs ended with a record of four wins and two losses.
Some games during the season were cancelled because players were ineligible because of grades or illness.
Still, the season was a success, and it was refreshing for the girls to get back to the court.
Basketball is a sport which can have high contact. So how did Senn manage it?
Students had to fill out a health screener daily, get our temperature taken, and get checked in before proceeding to the gym for practice. Also, masks are mandatory.
During games, home or away, both teams have to get checked; the students must social distance on the bus. We have resources like hand sanitizer, wipes, and cleaning products. We have masks breaks after four minutes of playing each quarter simply because playing in a mask on is a bit difficult.
Coach Sebastian Szewczyk said, “Our season was a success. We focused a lot on the fundamentals of the game and we saw improvement throughout the season. I am looking forward to continuing to work with this group of girls in future seasons.”