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 Melanny Sanchez from the Stamford girls lacrosse team. She will be playing next year at Dartmouth.
TRR: What have you missed most over the past seven weeks?
MS: I miss the team. I miss going out on the field and seeing everybody in the locker room getting ready to go to practice. The locker room talks.
TRR: A decision on the status of spring sports should come at any time. Have you come to terms with the possibility the season may get canceled?
MS: It’s really hard to come to terms as a senior, the last season with the girls you played with for three years. I don’t think I’ve come to terms with it. I’m hoping. Hoping to just get a couple games or even practice if not a game.
TRR: You are going to play in college. Does that soften the situation even just a little bit?
MS: It’s good that I am going to have another four years, which is a bright side I guess. But it still sucks.
TRR: What do you plan to study at Dartmouth?
MS: Criminal justice. Maybe go into the pre-law track.
TRR: Do you have an idea what you want to do after college?
MS: I want to go into homicide investigation, but if not I’m also interested in women’s rights too.
TRR: Is there any positive from this experience you think may prove beneficial to you when this is over?
MS: Maybe staying connected with people. On a day to day basis you talk to people face to face but now there are different ways to communicate with your teachers, like email, which is just really different…I don’t know how to explain it.
TRR: Is there anything new you’ve tried with the extra free time you have had?
MS: Not really.
TRR: If you have your choice of a week of games, prom or graduation, which would you choose?
MS: Oh my goodness, that’s so hard. I would say graduation.
TRR: How would you like to be remembered by the Stamford Class of 2020?
MS: As a really nice person. Always has a smile on her face, I guess.