Second Baptist School Magazine: Three Sport Stud
JULIA SAUVAGEAU CAN DO IT ALL.
"My parents aren't professional athletes or anything, but my dad played hockey, soccer, and baseball competitively growing up," said Sauvageau. "Ever since we were little, he always wanted us involved in sports. It's been a part of our entire life."
Her sister, Olivia, who is a freshman, stars in basketball and soccer as well.
They are a cross-training family juggling four different sports, but how do those sports help each other?
"Volleyball has really taught me how to be a leader and a great teammate," Sauvageau explained. "That translates to soccer and softball. You have to be really quick on your feet in soccer, so that speed helps enhance both volleyball and softball."
Team sports are her strong suit, feeding on the camaraderie of the group.
"I just like getting to the point where you can trust in your teammates and really work together," she said. "There's nothing better than that. When you score that goal or point, it's fun to celebrate because you did it together."
As she moves into her senior season, Sauvageau shares a valuable piece of advice to incoming freshmen at Second Baptist School.
"This has been a really fun experience. At Second Baptist School, there is a balance between great academics and playing sports at a competitive level," she said. "You have to take advantage of all the opportunities you can; you never know what you are going to be successful at when you first get here."
She added, "Make as many friends as you can. They can help you in every aspect of your life, and you can return the favor."
Sauvageau is starting to look at colleges and likes the Southeastern Conference schools. She is interested in sports management, social media and architecture. The avid athlete wants to be "part of a team in the future, whether it's building a house or building a company.