By Kaitlyn Kelly
Senior Caleigh O’Toole is approaching the end of her career as a varsity athlete. Caleigh is a three-season athlete who played a significant role on the girls varsity volleyball team, girls varsity basketball team, and girls varsity lacrosse team this year.
In addition to being a captain of the girls varsity basketball team, Caleigh had a total of 17 kills, 15 blocks, and 14 aces this volleyball season.
Athletes who have played alongside Caleigh say that she puts everything into bettering herself and those around her. Whether she’s winning or losing, she's always the first one to support her peers.
Kaitlyn Aasheim, a teammate of Caleigh's, says, “I looked up to Caleigh this year in many ways. She was always the first one on the team cheering everyone on and remained positive throughout the entire season. If someone was in a funk, she would make it a priority to cheer for them even louder.”
Next year, Caleigh will continue her academic career at Syracuse University. She plans to study public relations and hopes to participate in club lacrosse and volleyball as a freshman.
After reflecting on her time here at OBHS, Caleigh says, “I'm really going to miss being a part of these teams. Participating in school sports was one of the main motivators of my high school career. I loved everything about making friends on the team, having the opportunity to be competitive and win overall. I've learned a lot from my time here, like learning how to work with others and be a part of something bigger than myself.”
Although the coaches and athletes are sad to see Caleigh leave, it will be exciting to see what she will accomplish in the coming years. Caleigh has certainly left her mark on her teammates and has set a great example for future Oyster Bay athletes.
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