It is with great honor that MBS recognizes and congratulates 80 members of the Class of 2020 who have committed to the same sport for all four years at MBS. These student-athletes make up 73 percent of their graduating class. This is a 25 percent increase of student-athlete commitment from the previous year.
Of the 80 students, 23 have committed to the same two sports for all four years (28.75%), and eight have committed to the same three sports for all four years (10%).
Joanne Dzama, Director of Upper School Athletics, congratulated the students, saying, “Commitment is often what separates the great from the just good enough, the achievers from the dreamers and in sports, the champions from everyone else. Commitment is about never settling or being satisfied. It is staying the course when outside influences pull you in a different direction. These 80 student-athletes worked incessantly to improve themselves each year rather than banking on prior success. They always push the limits and tested their own comfort zones. It isn’t easy to remain committed. There are plenty of reasons to give up and give into temptations. In today’s society and in high school, these temptations are everywhere. Even the voices in your own head challenge your loyalty to the sport and the process. Congratulations on your commitment and your ability to focus on your goals.”
The Class of 2020 4-Year Athletic Participation Award Winners are: