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    End of an Era

    By Katie Peterson
    Ithaca, NY

    After four and a half months, I am done with my last high school basketball season. It was nice to be able to just go home after school, and have more free time, but at the same time, I donŐt really know what to do with myself. I opened up a membership at a gym in town, but not playing basketball everyday has been very weird. Our team was playing for the semifinals when we lost by one point, which was upsetting at first.

    Once the season was over, I played in an All-Star Senior Game with one of my friends. Although our team lost, it was really fun to play with a bunch of girls from all over the league that I was used to playing against. Then, a few weeks after that, I played in a tournament called the Stars and Stripes Showcase, where the league is broken up into four teams, and we played against each other according to our town residence. It was really fun to practice and then play with the girls on my team, many of whom I knew from having played against them during the regular season.

    Our team ended up winning the tournament, which was really cool (so technically, my team won its very last high school game). Our last high school banquet was last night. It was really good to see everyone together for the last time. We ate good food, gave out awards, and watched an awesome slideshow with pictures from throughout the season. I have enjoyed playing with the team for the last four years, and wish them the best of luck!

    Next year, I plan on going to SUNY Geneseo, where I will study elementary education and history, while playing on the basketball team. I chose Geneseo because it was the one school that I looked at where I could really see myself as a student and an athlete, not just one or the other (or neither). I really enjoyed my official visit with them -- the team was really nice and played really well. This season, Geneseo got to the second round of the NCAA tournament, while being the host for the first two rounds!

    Thanks to everyone who helped me write this blog, and anyone who read it. I hope that I was able to help you with any recruiting questions that you might have had, and I wish you the best of luck with your sports careers!

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