By Jeremy McDonald
SCIO, Ore.– It’s finally hitting Scio’s Carrie Jones that her senior season has arrived with the Loggers. Jones has been a fixture on the volleyball and basketball courts during her time in a Scio jersey. Not to mention being a Track athlete for the Loggers as the twilight of her prep career is drawing to a close this school year.
It’s something that she wouldn’t trade for anything.
“It’s great. I love it because I get to put out what I can do on the court and improve on that and show people that this is what Scio is about and what we can do. There’s opportunities and people that can do some great things here even though we’re a small school,” Jones said.
Being the lone senior can be a daunting task for sure, but it’s something that Jones is up for the challenge for with Scio looking to build off of their 13-4 season in 2021 with the senior looking to leave her mark on the program beyond this season.
“I just try and cheer on my teammates and tell them that they can do it, nothing can stop them and they get it even if I’m the only one out there encouraging them, it’s great that I can go out there and encourage them and that they’re able to do it. Just give them confidence and make sure that they know that they’re able to do everything that they want to,” said Jones.
Jones is uncertain what she’ll do beyond this year. Maybe Volleyball or Basketball at the Community College level will be in the cards she points with the Loggers opening the Volleyball season with a jamboree before hosting a twin-bill with Monroe and Santiam on August 30.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald