Golf, Volleyball, and Soccer go to Union Tournament


The girls volleyball team

  Union is a yearly trip where Adventist schools around the country travel to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska for a week full of golf, volleyball, and soccer tournaments. This year, Collegedale Academy sent three sports teams to represent and all three placed in the championship. 

Ryan Yoon, senior, has been on the golf team for three years, and this is his second year competing at Union. Yoon mentions that playing a sport he loves with his friends is what makes Union so fun. As a senior, it is also his very last golf match in highschool, so this trip was very special to him. The CA golf team played exceptionally well, winning the entire championship. Among all golf players, sophomore  Asa Reinschmidt placed third overall, and Ryan placed fourth. 

While golf was dominating, soccer played undefeated until the finals. CA’s soccer season is not until the spring, so the team prepared with open fields three times a week and only one practice game before driving to Union. The guys finished the Union Tournament in second place, division one. Senior Gabe Reed plays defense for CA, and said that huddling up with his team after a win is one of the most memorable moments from the trip. Reed also enjoys spectating the volleyball championship, which takes place after soccer is finished. “There’s hundreds of people all screaming for their team, it’s so fun to be a part of,” says Reed.

Senior Atlanta McKee, Volleyball Captain, reported that the Lady Eagles continued to score in the volleyball portion of Union. Undefeated until the final game against Forest Lake Academy, CA placed second in first division as they closed out the year strong. “I wasn’t upset that we lost, I was just sad that it was my last game,” McKee mentioned. Another aspect of Union that she enjoys is being able to see friends from other schools.

Overall, Collegedale Academy performed well all across the board at Union, and served as a very special trip for many athletes, especially seniors.