Redfield's Replays: May 2
COOK TAKES SOCCER TO HAITI
Blue Valley North senior Hailey Cook didn’t spend her spring break at the beach in Florida.
Instead, the four-year Mustangs soccer player spent her spring break in Haiti.
“I chose to go to Haiti for my senior spring break with the Church of the Resurrection,” she says. “I was there March 15-22.”
And she really enjoyed the experience.
“I absolutely loved my experiences in Haiti,” she says. “We laid cement floors for two new classrooms at a Methodist school in Petit-Gauve, Haiti.
“The kids would come out during recess and we got to play with them. I rounded up 12 soccer balls that I was able to pass out during recess which was a super cool experience.”
The trip to Haiti left an impression on the Mustang senior.
“I learned so much from my trip,” she says. “Mainly, God is present everywhere and provides for those who trust in Him.
“I learned how to interact with those who don’t speak the same language, how to love unconditionally, and so much about the country of Haiti.”
This wasn’t her first trip to another country.
“I’ve also been to Honduras on a mission trip and had another amazing experience,” she says.
The senior has been playing soccer for a number of years.
“I’ve been playing soccer since first grade,” she says. “I have three brothers who used to play soccer so I just followed their lead.
“I tried every sport you can think of.”
She played basketball in her first two years at BV North, but gave the sport up after her sophomore year to devote her time to soccer and school.
She played center midfield for the Mustangs and is a four-year varsity player.
“I think I have a good leadership presence on the field, through balls, corner kicks and soccer IQ,” she says. “I just need to stay positive and not be too hard on myself. I also need to work on containing opponents and communicating on the field.”
Now she is concentrating on playing soccer and finishing her senior year.
Next year she is off to Arkansas.
“I’m not sure what I’m majoring in,” she says. “I’d love to work for a non-profit organization and hopefully work in a country, like Haiti, where I can help others.”
MAYS EXCELS IN COLLEGE GOLF
Blue Valley Southwest graduate Travis Mays is doing well in the world of collegiate golf.
The 2012 BV Southwest graduate tied for second overall for Central Missouri State in the MIAA Championships recently.
He was selected as the MIAA Golfer of the Year for his overall play in the 2014 season.
He shot a 72-hole total of 217 for the Mules at the MIAAA Championships. He had a season average of 73.79 for 33 rounds in the 2014 season.
Mays was the Class 6A medalist in 2010 for Blue Valley West.
He moved to BV Southwest when the school opened and was the Kansas Junior Amateur champion in 2012.
SEITZER IN AA BASEBALL
Blue Valley West graduate Cameron Seitzer is playing first base for the Montgomery Biscuits in the AA Southern League. He is the property of the Tampa Bay Rays.
He was selected in the 11th round of the 2011 first-year player draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
The 6-foot, 5-inch, 220-pound first baseman is hitting .240 in the early going. He has two doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs.