Sports: Committed athletes answer


WHO’S YOUR CADDY? — Palo Alto High School junior Chase Kacher takes a swing during the boys golf team’s win over Los Altos on March 15. Led by senior captain and Middlebury College commit Julian Galindo Macias, the team is currently at the top of the league standings. “We’re looking to go undefeated,” Galindo Macias said. “We’d love to win the league tournament as well, but we’re really focusing on trying to make it as far as we can in the playoffs, and try to move on to Norcal and possibly states.” Photo: Nadav Sternheim

Committed athletes, what excites you most about competing in college?

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The thing I’m most excited for is competing against elite athletes and other elite schools, because right now we’re just competing against local teams, so it will be nice to race people all over the country.

— Ethan Harrington, Stanford University swimming commit

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I’m really looking forward to going back to being the young one on the team. I really loved being captain of the track and cross country teams, and I’m also really excited to go back to being in the younger position and learning the ropes of a collegiate sport.

— Elizabeth Fetter, United States Military Academy running commit

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It will certainly be very competitive, more competitive than I’ve ever been a part of. I’m going to have to restart. New coach, new style of play and everything, so I’m going to learn that and try to make my way back up to a point where I’m starting along my four years.

— Asher Friedman, Oberlin College lacrosse commit

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I’m looking forward to having a team that you’re with all the time. You live with them and really get the chemistry going. I’m excited to up the level a little bit. I’d like to win our league. There’s also the national tournament, I’d like to go pretty far with that.

— Charlie Miller, Occidental College soccer commit

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I’m excited to be surrounded by so many elite athletes on my team and in the competition, and being in an environment where everyone takes the sport super seriously and wants to perform at their best.

— Hillary Studdert, Stanford University running commit

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I guess playing with older girls, they’re going to be a lot more experienced than I am, so I’m excited to see how I compete with them.

— Itzel Torres, Simpson University basketball commit