Right at the beginning of the 2020 season, VYPE ventured out to Second Baptist School to catch up with some of the Eagles!
VYPE's Joshua Koch sat down with Julia Sauvageau, a junior on the Second Baptist School volleyball team, to talk about the upcoming year and more.
VYPE: What did you all learn from last season?
Sauvageau: "I think we all learned how to work together and play as a team, because as things got harder through the year we had to depend on each other."
VYPE: As you push into your junior year, do you feel yourself taking on more of a leadership role as you become an upperclassman?
Sauvageau: "I feel like helping the underclassmen really helps them do better on the court. Giving everyone encouragement is also awesome."
VYPE: What do you enjoy the most about attending Second Baptist School?Sauvageau: "I feel like the level of academics pushes you to a higher standard. The sports here are really encouraging and always fun to play."
AS MIKE WALKER STOOD ON THE SIDE OF THE FIELD WATCHING THE SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM FACE OFF AGAINST KINKAID, A THOUGHT CROSSED HIS MIND.
It was March 12, the COVID-19 Pandemic had gripped the country. It was spreading like wildfire. The night before, the NBA had called an immediate shutdown. That same day the University Interscholastic League suspended play in their boys' basketball state tournament. The country and the state were heading for a shutdown.
"I remember standing on the side of the field thinking, 'This might be the last competition of the year'," Walker said. "As it turned out, it was."
As the Director of Athletics for Second Baptist School, Walker, like many, had to quickly pivot his athletic department from in-person, on-campus teaching to being fully online. March 12 ended up being their last day on campus for the 2019-2020 school year.