Darien High School’s varsity sailing team has finished their season very strong. I spoke to sophomore Lauren Miller to get an idea of how well the team performed this season, as well as her thoughts on the team as a whole.
“This season for the Darien High School Varsity Sailing Team was certainly one the most memorable ones so far. We competed with confidence and skill to pull out with 2nd place overall in our division. Whether it was rigorous work out on the water, or informative chalk talks on land, we were always here for the long haul and remained concentrated all throughout the season. Communication, leadership, teamwork, applying knowledge, and determination were some of the key concepts our coach Connor Brady taught us to tailor into our practices and races everyday. Our team was very focused and had our goals set in place since the beginning of the season and I believe that is what led us to victory. Even with our toughest competitors, such as Fairfield Ludlowe and Brunswick, we managed to come together and race with ceaseless courage. I believe that when we worked our hardest without thinking about our placement, we stayed in the necessary focus or ‘race mode’ that was essential to reach our high rankings. We really could not have managed to pull this off without our talented seniors so with that comes one of the hardest goodbyes. A truly amazing job this year and thank you to everyone who participated and contributed numerous hours to this demanding sport that we will all come to miss,” Miller said.
|The team at their end of season banquet|