A High School Soccer Player Continues to Train While Waiting on the Status for the Upcoming Season
There's still a bit of uncertainty on whether students will get a high school soccer season this year in Wyoming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, some athletes are using this time to train with hopes of getting out on the field for competition.
"We got to just hold onto the hope that we still have,” Cheyenne East Senior, Jordyn Knipper said. “There's a chance for a season, but we're not sure, we just got to keep putting in the work. Working hard is all that really matters, putting in that time and effort to get better every day."
For seniors, they’re not one hundred percent sure whether they’ll get one last chance to attempt to win a state title. Without a soccer season, they could have issues getting recruited.
"You don't know what's really going to happen in the next few months,” Knipper said. “It could start to decline; it could start to go up. The best thing you can do to get seen by coaches is just continue to put in work every day and to reach out to them when you have a chance."
Knipper signed to play at Minot State last November. However, she still looks at the big picture, which is the safety of the community.
"You got to focus on the bigger picture I guess, it's bigger than sports right now. I have to keep my faith in God, letting it know that it's in his hands and what happens will happen and we got to come together as a community right now and that's the most important thing."
According to LCSD1 Superintendent, Boyd Brown, spring sports haven’t been canceled or put on hold for the time being. The Wyoming High School Activities Association is expected to make a final decision regarding spring sports in the upcoming weeks.