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 is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Paloma Meehan of the Fairfield Ludlowe girls lacrosse team.
TRR: What has been the hardest part of the last month and a half?
PM: I would definitely say the hardest part is not being able to spend time or having a consistent group of girls to go to after school. Just to bond with or play my favorite sport or activity with. Just knowing physically they are always there. We’ve been able to keep in touch and been really close. During the last six weeks we have been very interactive still, doing Zoom calls, we have a person each day on our group chat say a highlight of the day or show a picture or something that made them smile. Or an activity for us to do. But, yeah, saying just having that consistent group of girls after school. That’s what I miss the most.
TRR: What has been the easiest part?
PM: I would say my workout routine hasn’t been that hard to transition to. I’m used to working out almost every day so quarantine has been pushing me to do that and stay consistent with working out.
TRR: What has been most difficult about not having a lacrosse season so far?
PM: It’s just kind of hard knowing I have worked so hard each year to get to this last senior moment and just knowing that the rest of my team, the seniors who are not playing in college, how much that might stink for them wanting to give their last hurrah.
TRR: Do you have any idea yet what you want to major in at UConn?
PM: I’m majoring in communications. I hope to continue some type of social media platform and possibly work with brands and the whole marketing aspect of the social media world.
TRR: Is there anything you’ve never done before that you have taken up with more free time?
PM: Probably getting a little more crafty. I’ve been doing a lot of reworked clothing. Just fun stuff to do around the house. Or painting with my sisters. We’ve been doing that a lot, which has been fun because I don’t usually have the time to sit down and do something like that.
TRR: What is your favorite place to eat in Fairfield?
PM: The Stand Vegan Cafe.
TRR: How do you want to be remembered by the Ludlowe Class of 2020?
PM: I don’t know. This one is hard. Probably I would like to be remembered as super genuine, always hard-working. That gritty person that always tried to push their limits.