by Coles Manning '19
Being a team captain is a very important role on any Greenie sports team. No matter if a captain is elected by their teammates or appointed by their coaches, a team captain is meant to embody the school's values of leadership, character, and sportsmanship. Not only do Greenie captains hold themselves to a high standard, they make sure their team’s morale and focus stay high. Cross Country captains Andrew Hammel ’20 and Juan Mantilla ’19 hold their team to an extremely high standard and take joy in the success of their teammates. Both were elected by their teammates to be captains. They take pride in being a captain, even at difficult moments. Even when the workouts and hard they encourage runners to run faster, even when they themselves are pushing their bodies to their limit. John Beard ’18, the captain of the soccer team, was chosen to be captain during his junior year. He has enjoyed every minute of his two-year tenure as captain. He cherishes completion and working hard with the team to accomplish their goals. His favorite memory as a captain was the loss during last year’s state playoffs. He didn’t like the result of the game but he relished all the good memories with his team. Carson Jones ’18, captain of the football team, credits his success as a captain to the years of hard work he and his teammates have put in. The most challenging aspect of being a team captain for him is making sure every player plays hard when they need to, and especially when to get on certain players who aren’t going 100%. Carson’s favorite memory as a captain was getting a huge road win against Robbinsville earlier this season. With great leadership on the field and on the trails, it is no wonder why your Christ School Greenies are seeing an unprecedented level of athletic success.