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Tiffany Teubert, Crown Writer

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Senior Lexi Renghini has been riding the gator, traveling from field to field, bringing water and ice, always being prepared for any situation.  She is an athletic trainer, playing a big role throughout the sports seasons. Athletic trainers are there for players before and after practices and games who need to be taped, iced, heated, and bandaged. Renghini has made many strong relationships with athletes from every sport. Athletic trainers work with every sport and always have to stay high on their toes during practices and games. During the fall, she started with football practices, staying there for possible injuries and to bring the boys water. Throughout the rest of the year, Renghini has bounced around from all different sports, helping her meet new people.

With athletic training, the trainer must be ready to work with different types of athletes along with preparing for injuries which may occur. Renghini had worked with many different sports, having to learn about each one, “Each sport is different, so it’s always a cool experience. You never know what’s going to happen at each sport, so you always have to be prepared for anything.”  She joined this club not knowing where it would take her. Throughout her two years, this club has helped her realize her future in life. Working with other trainers, along with sports team, really makes them feel apart of the team, “It’s a whole different experience being on the sidelines. There is so much excitement, and you really get invested in the team. When they win, it’s like a win for everyone. It’s funny because we would joke that if we taped someone, and then they would make a big move or score, it’s like we had a part in that.”  She takes the little things and makes them meaningful. With every taped ankle or iced knee, Renghini plays a part in the team. Her favorite highlight of the football season was a standout moment for her, “The football team won their last regular season game to make playoffs both my junior and senior year. It was just an amazing experience being on the sidelines for such a crazy game and a crazy ending.” Out of all the sports, football is Renghini’s favorite sport to train; the atmosphere, energy, and intensity make everything so much better. Her most bittersweet moment was her senior night during the football season. “It all felt real that after this year it would be over, and we would be moving on to new things.” Although Renghini’s senior night was in the fall, she would still be training during the winter.

Throughout her two years as a trainer, Renghini has made a friendship that will always be remembered.  Ashley Kudla the school’s athletic trainer is who Renghini go-to person. She would spend time with her every day after school, working alongside her. Kudla is there to answer medical and injury questions and to check all injured players. Renghini looks up to her as a mentor, “I would definitely say Ashley was a great mentor. She really showed me and taught me so much this year, which has been great.” Kudla, along with former student athletic trainers, has helped her learn the knowledge and responsibilities that training takes. Renghini, being a senior, must have the responsibility to be in charge, tape or ice on her own, and be ready for any possible injuries. Kudla puts her up to the test all the time, “Working with Ashley is great. She’s showed and taught me a lot about training and what it takes to be a trainer, but also let me be in charge at times. A lot of times she would be at one practice, and I would be at another so it really gave me a lot of experience in working as a trainer.” Renghini felt entrusted with the task of training on her own.

Renghini started training her junior year, but by far her senior year was her favorite. “It just had a whole lot more meaning, knowing that after this we all go onto the next phase in our lives.” Her mind is set on going into athletic training in college; after being involved in this club, it has helped her learn the little tips and tricks. With all of the hard work Renghini puts in, it is all finally recognized at senior night. Her senior night was during the football season, where she was escorted by her parents. “Senior night was great because it acknowledged all of the hard work we put in. There is so much we do to make sure the teams and athletes have what they need for when they go out and compete.” Senior night usually means the season is coming to an end; lucky for Renghini, she still had two seasons left to make her final memories. She reflected on the ending of these moments, “I feel sad and happy at the same time. Becoming a trainer was really one of the best things I’ve done, so I’m happy to be going on to the next step. It has been so much fun being a trainer at Marian, and I will miss it a lot.” Renghini is stepping away from Marian, but steps toward a bigger and better field in her life.

 

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