With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report has started a new series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Fairfield Ludlowe’s Margaret Nolan, who plays softball and was the MVP of the FCIAC volleyball championship. She will play volleyball at Central Connecticut.
TRR: What has been the most difficult part of this disruption to your normal life?
MN: Not being able to play a sport, but also when volleyball ended, even though I play club, I thought I had another season coming with the same people so it stinks knowing that may end and I might not get that chance.
TRR: What were you doing on what should have been the first day of practice?
MN: Nothing. Sitting on my couch. It’s not the same.
TRR: What have you been doing to keep busy?
MN: I had to keep up with a workout schedule. I already had one for college and I have to keep doing that. Walks. There’s not really much you can do because friends can’t hang out and you can’t go to practice.
TRR: There are a lot of seniors that just play a spring sport. It is any consolation that you had the chance to play volleyball this year?
MN: A little easier because I was able to walk away with one championship, but for softball it’s a whole other story because we all grew up playing together on the same team for like 12 years. So we all knew that the senior season was our last time to make something happen. So in a way it’s easier but it’s also just as hard because it was one of the seasons I was looking forward to.
TRR: If your high school career is over what is the biggest highlight?
MN: Winning the FCIAC (volleyball) championship for sure.
TRR: Aside from softball what other spring activities are you most afraid of losing?
MN: Graduate. Prom.
TRR: How do you want to be remembered at Ludlowe? At your 10-year reunion what do you want your classmates to say?
MN: I have no idea. That I was nice (laughs). I guess being outgoing and fun to be around.