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Sadie Tiven: A Triple Threat Athlete at Waterford High

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At just 16 years old, Sadie Tiven is already making a name for herself as a standout athlete at Waterford HIgh School. As a sophomore, Tiven plays varsity for three different sports: soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. For Sadie it’s all about her passion for the games.

Sadie’s dedication to her sports is evident in her performance on the field. In soccer, she is known for her speed and agility, often outmaneuvering her opponents to score crucial goals for her team. On the basketball court, Sadies height and vertical leap make a dominant force, And she is not afraid to drive to the hoop and draw contact.

“I’m most passionate about lacrosse because it’s the sport I feel like I’m the best at, so I can be confident and play well without really thinking about making mistakes like in other sports where I play more scared,” Sadie explains. While going pro is a lofty goal, Sadie admits she’s thought about it. “I think it would be a huge accomplishment because that is something that’s very hard to do.” 

“I would love to go pro and if I work hard and feel that is something I would want to do in a few years then maybe I would.”

Sadie spends countless hours honing her skills, both in and out of school. ” When I’m at home, I go outside and practice, and for lacrosse I play club, so that’s more time in the summer and fall when the sport is not in season.

Despite the demanding schedule, Sadie doesn’t see any downsides to playing three varsity sports. “Honestly, no, all of the sports have such great people on the team and they are always so helpful and supportive, and that makes the sport what it is. A lot of the coaches are good, and it’s always a fun time.”

For Sadie, the most important thing an athlete can have is support: “I think the most important thing an athlete should have is support. On the field, when people are there to cheer you on, it is so much better because it makes things less nerve-wracking. It helps so much with confidence if people are telling you ‘you’re doing great’. Without support, it makes you question things and if you’re not good enough, but when there are people there for you, it is so much better.”

Sadie is grateful to be part of the Waterford sports, which she described as an amazing experience. “All of the teams are amazing and being involved in athletics here is a great experience. The people are nice and know what they’re doing to make everything happen for all of the athletes that play.”

Her lacrosse teammate, junior Clara Mahoney, raves about Sadie’s skills and leadership on the team. “Sadie is a great teammate and is an amazing tribute to our team. Not only is she very good at her position and earns us a lot of points, she also makes everyone on the team feel included and welcome.”

Sadies passion for lacrosse is palpable, and she credits the sport for helping her develop important life skills: “Lacrosse has taught me so much about teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. When you’re out there on the field, you have to rely on your teammate and trust that they’ll have your back. And the sport demands so much physical and mental toughness-you have to be able to push through the pain and fatigue and stay focused on the task at hand.

Sadie Tiven is already a force to be reckoned with on the field. With her passion, work ethic, and unwavering support system, she skies the limit for this talented young athlete.

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Zoey Cone
Zoey Cone, Reporter
Zoey Cone is a sophomore at Waterford High School. She has lived in Waterford, CT her whole life. Although this is Zoey's first year  taking journalism, Zoey has always had a passion for writing of all formats and genres. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, shopping, being outdoors, running, and relaxing on the beach.
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