Kelly Sweyer and Kaily Christensen have been teammates and friends for a decade.
So it’s no surprise that the Woodland High seniors would share many of the same thoughts, desires and sentiments.
For example, both love the family atmosphere of the Woodland softball team.
They both sought out a similar environment when deciding where to continue their softball careers in college.
And they were both heartbroken that they won’t get to experience one last season together on the softball field.
“When they announced we wouldn’t be having a season, I texted her as soon as it happened,” Christensen said of Sweyer. “I said ‘I’m so heartbroken. I’m so sad.’ She’s always been right by my side all these years. We supported each other. We know how to help each other if we ever got down. We practiced together to help make each other better. And it’s sad because I won’t have that (one last time) before going to college.”
Christensen and Sweyer first became teammates in the third grade, playing on the same softball team in Little League coached by Christensen’s father, Tom.