By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Sayler is a special kind of player. This Dexter senior has a gift in the water and uses it for water polo and swimming. He plays whole set defender and attacker in the pool.
“My biggest moment was probably playing in States last year to prevent goals from a first team all-state player from Grand Blanc,” Luke said.
His favorite subject is English or History and his favorite teacher is Mr. Stolkey.
“My favorite coaches are Brian Semple, Adam Theros, and Michael McHugh,” he said. “I like to hunt and fish in my free time. It is really relaxing.”
His parents are Scott and Elizabeth Sayler, and his siblings are Jack and Paige Sayler.
“I plan to play water polo in college, wherever that may be,” he said. “I also want to become an Engineer in the future.”
He was named Freshman swimmer of the year, Water Polo Rookie of the Year, Defensive MVP for last season in Water Polo, Captain for both sports for his senior year, and he is having his final interview to become an Eagle Scout in the next few weeks.
He has good advice for young players: “Always work your hardest, no matter what. I know it is easy to think you're too tired to give it your all, but if you push yourself beyond what you think you can do, then you will become a better player than you could ever dream of,” he suggested. “Listen to your coach and ask as many questions as you can think of to be a better player for your team. And always be positive, positivity will allow you and the team to become better and play to the best of your ability. Also always, always, always play for your team. It is better to win games than to score all the goals, and always take the job or position that will better the team the most. Most of all, enjoy the sport. It has brought me an immeasurable amount of happiness over the years and I hope it will do the same to any players in the future.”