East Forsyth’s class of 2018 has shown their outstanding athletic potential. Many freshman athletes earned their position on a varsity team of one of various sports at East Forsyth High School. Kaylin Conrad (’18) and Chris Agard (’18) are two freshman athletes who are bound for receiving their first varsity letter.
Conrad is a defender on the women’s varsity soccer team. She has been participating in soccer for ten years and her ultimate goal is to continue playing soccer in college. “Right now I’m looking at East Carolina University and Alabama State University,” Conrad said. She believes that being on a varsity sport’s team has motivated her to work harder and has also boosted her confidence as a soccer player. She also enjoys the higher level of competitiveness and she commented on how great her teammates are both on and off the field.
Agard is a mid-fielder on the men’s varsity lacrosse team. Agard says that being on a varsity sport’s team has rewarded him with more respect, as well as motivated him to hang out in the weight room more often and “get bigger.” He has been participating in the sport of lacrosse for three years and he plans on continuing lacrosse during college. “I would really like to attend either UNC Chapel Hill or Maryland,” Agard commented.
Both Conrad and Agard hope that their experience on a varsity team all four years of high school will help with college recruiting and will also help them get offered some athletic scholarships.
These freshmen are not only dedicated to their sports, but they are still focused on their academics and have been able to endure late nights as they balance school with their athletic activities. This simply defines the role of a true student-athlete, and here at East Forsyth we have multiple individuals who uphold that responsibility and who well-represent our school!