NPHS grads to represent the Bulldogs in Senior Soccer Showcase
When the spring high school sports season was cancelled, seniors across the state thought they were not going to be able to represent their schools ever again. However, the Nebraska High School Soccer Senior Showcase will allow graduated seniors to represent their schools one final time.
North Platte High School graduates Madilyn Ayres, Shelbee Clow, and Callie Haneborg were selected for the Senior Showcase.
"I was really happy, since I didn't have a season, I get to play one more game as a Bulldog," Clow said.
"It was an easy yes for me to play in it," Haneborg said. "It was kind of a big deal because I feel like it's a closure game, kind of, for a lot of us seniors, so I think it's really special to a lot of us."
Clow and Haneborg will play on the same team, and a few of Haneborg's travel teammates will be playing as well.
"I'm really just looking forward to playing one last time with all the girls I've played with the last four years, and just getting one last game," Haneborg said.
When the high school season was cancelled, neither player thought they would play another game representing North Platte, so they appreciate being able to represent the Bulldogs one final time.
"It means a lot to me," Clow said. "I got to play for North Platte and for the high school for four years, I always want to represent North Platte, and this is my last time doing it."
"I think a lot of us are really excited just to be able to play one last time against each other, and just as a high school, and represent our teams," Haneborg said.
This year, the game will benefit the Special Olympics.
"Just to go out there and play for them, and everyone that is involved, it just means a lot," Haneborg said.
The Senior Showcase will be held in Omaha on July 24.