Many seniors across Division I athletics have recently had their final season come to an end. For some, this marks the end of a long career while for others it is just the beginning of another chapter as they continue their sport professionally. Aside from the chance to play the sport they love, free athletic gear and scholarships, college athletes get much more out of sports than just the sport.
When asked what the single most important thing she will take away from her career at Loyola, senior volleyball player, Laura Purcell, said it’s the relationships.
“I have made so many great relationships with my teammates that I know will last forever,” Purcell said. “Going through adversity and highs and lows really helps to bond you together in a way that nothing else can.”