Two-sport athlete takes the court

By Victoria Cortez – Horizon Staff Reporter 

On March 2, the Hesston College men’s and women’s tennis teams face Colorado Christian University in their first meet of the season. According to Elisabeth Wilder, a freshman, the key to winning is setting goals, then meeting them…gradually.

Freshman, Elisabeth Wilder Courtesy Photo
Freshman, Elisabeth Wilder
Courtesy Photo

“I think as we go farther in our season people will see all our hard work pay of match after match,” said Wilder.

And Wilder knows something about hard work. As a two-sport athlete, she’s learned to juggle both soccer and tennis, even when the two overlap.

“Juggling two sports can be a challenge but I’m fortunate that both [ soccer coach] Bryan and [tennis coach] Myron are flexible and willing to work,” said Wilder. “Currently I’m working out with both the soccer team and tennis team until the tennis season picks up more. When that happens I will be working out with the soccer team less.”

She says she has the same respect for each sport, but currently she’s prioritizing tennis.

“I really love both the soccer team and the tennis team, she said. “They have both helped me create new friendships and awesome memories. Being apart of these teams has allowed me to grow closer to a lot of really great people and become friends with people who I might not have talked to much before,” said Wilder.

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