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Athlete of the Week: Piper Singleton

Rihanna Samples
Piper Singleton ’24 receives Athlete of the Week for her remarkable 2023 sports season, where she displayed her exceptional skills as one of the top golfers on campus. The Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) community appreciates all her hard work in representing the school.

With the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) girls’ golf season concluding, many of the seniors reflect on their time in the program as they pack up their clubs and prepare to embark on the next chapter of their educational careers. A senior who dominated the putting green during her time with the team, Piper Singleton ‘24, will depart from the program knowing she’s made a lasting impact on the culture of the Foothill Tech girls’ golf community.

Singleton has been playing golf for seven years, and has continued to show persistence and dedication to the sport. Singleton spoke on why she has continued to stick with the sport for so long. “I liked that it was an independent sport, so I could sort of focus on my own skill … and later get to participate as a team.”

She plans on applying what she has learned within the program and her years of experience in the sport to the rest of her life, reflecting on the life lessons she’s learned, “I’ve definitely learned a lot of patience from golf because it can be very frustrating at times, when you’re like struggling with different skills … especially going through a lot of struggles with my swing.”

As a veteran of the sport and an individual who has gone through all four years of the program, Singleton has helped to foster and culture the golf program into what it has become, as she states, “The team has definitely grown closer and [into] more of a tight knit community just through the people. Everyone on the golf team has gotten really close, especially this year having had more bonding events.” The community within the golf program will last even after Singleton moves on to college, showing the great impact she has had on the program as a whole.

With the conclusion of her senior season, Singleton celebrated her strong performance by sharing some highlights of the season, stating, “I had a few pretty good rounds throughout the season and I was pretty excited [that] I got to go to individual CIF [California Interscholastic Federation]. Also that our team won league and got to go to team CIF.”

Singleton highly encourages others to join the Dragons golf program. With her positive experiences along with the memories with the team, she believes everyone should “definitely try it out, it can be a lot of fun.”

While Singleton will be missed by the team, she will leave the program with many fond memories and has no plans on fully retiring from the sport she’s fallen in love with just yet.

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