Junior captains look past age to lead their teams
- almost 2 years
Choosing captains at the end of each athletic season is a common tradition at Staples and the majority of the chosen candidates are seniors. But recently, students who are juniors have been awarded the title.
“For me personally, it doesn’t matter what grade the captain is in as long as he or she is someone the rest of the team can look up to and view as role models,” girls’ soccer captain Caroline Rossi ’17 said.
As juniors Rossi and Lydia Shaw ’17 have been elected captains for next season alongside senior Elizabeth Mitas ’16. It was during a one-on-one conference at the end of the season that head coach Barry Beattie told the girls they would be captains.
“All three have accumulated huge high school soccer experience and have already displayed various characteristics of a captain; so, for me, the choices are very good ones,” Beattie said.
Although Rossi and Shaw are going to be junior captains, they have definite plans to improve the team for next season by “following the e