Winter sports to commence

Informational preseason meeting for parents and students on Zoom


Athletic Trainer Cam Lu speaks to winter athletes and their families on Zoom. Informational meetings, especially for athletics, have been taking place on Zoom regularly since the height of the pandemic in 2020.

Amrita Rajpal, Reporter

Tonight there will be a ​​Winter Sports Information Meeting starting at 6:30p.m. on Zoom, held by the Athletics Department. This week is the official last week of fall sports, and winter sports will begin next week. 

Winter sports include girls and boys soccer, basketball, and wrestling. These sports begin on  Oct. 31 and will continue through mid February.

“The sports meeting is a great time for me to connect with my other teammates and learn more about the sport I am going to be playing,” sophomore Ella Nguyen said. “I use winter sports as a time for me to relax from the hectic academic schedule and spend time with others who share the same interests as me,”

Convent & Stuart Hall’s athletic program offers 17 competitive sports and 36 individual teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman-sophomore levels, including six coed teams that bring boys and girls together for practices, according to Convent & Stuart Hall.

“The meeting is a great way for us to get information out to parents and students,” Athletics Director Dana Kuwahara said. “Having this meeting allows families to have everything they need for participation in sports, as they are a large part of high school life,”

During this meeting, parents and students review the tryout schedule, are reminded to fill out medical forms, talk about InstaTeam and introduce the athletics staff and trainers, according to Kuwahara. 

“The sports meeting is a really good way to start the season and I appreciate that the school hosts them,” senior Emma Chongo said. “I enjoy playing school sports because they are a fun way to exercise and hang out with friends,”

Students who participate in high school sports learn the benefit of representing their community on the field or court, as well as the fun in team rivalries and good sportsmanship, according to Unigo.  

“I really enjoy playing sports at school as it allows me to bond with my classmates from my grade and other grades,” Nguyen said. “Sports are a vital part of my life at Convent & Stuart Hall and I know I will always remember playing high school sports.”