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March 15, 2023
Not only is Brigid Mulvihill taking the mantle of a senior athlete this year, she’s become a leader throughout ETHS as a champion of community service.
A soccer player since she was four years old, Mulvihill joined the varsity Kits last year, bolstering the defensive line. She plans to create a welcoming environment for the new players joining the returning team.
“All the girls that I knew [last season] were super intimidating, and I was so scared of all of them, but once I was into the season, I felt so welcome and comfortable,” she says. “I’m hoping that’s how it is for all the new varsity players this year.”
Despite having reservations over whether to continue with the ETHS team for the 2023 season, the players’ bond swayed Mulvihill to make the commitment for her fourth year playing for ETHS.
“[The team] is so big,” says Mulvihill. “It feels so good to have all those people behind you and to have something to play for, something to work for.”
Community is important to Mulvihill in more ways than one; she is a leader in the Community Service Club, one of ETHS’ most popular clubs for students of all years. The club organizes drives, fundraisers and events that cover a wide range of outreach activities, from collecting canned food donations at football games to sorting books for Young, Black & Lit.
“I’m on the outreach committee,” says Mulvihill. “We mainly focus on connecting with other community organizations within Evanson. One time we did a wheelchair race, and so we raised money and got people there to volunteer.”
Mulvihill is also on the board of the Wildkit Buddies program, which pairs students with peers in special education programs to foster friendships, and is a member of the Clean Water Club. This season, she will bring her leadership skills and determination to the field.
“In soccer, everyone has to step up at one point,” she says. “Either it’s on the field or just asking someone to hang out or come to a team dinner. Everyone that’s on the team right now is super sweet and welcoming and they’ll take their leadership when it feels right.”