High school student-athletes have a number of people that they can look up to throughout their careers. Whether it is a celebrity, a famous athlete, or someone a little closer to home, the role that these individuals can play in the life of the student-athlete is enormous. Haydn Rogers says that while he enjoys watching professional athletes compete, the person he looks up to the most is someone he sees every day.
“One of the biggest influences and role models that I have would be my mom,” he said. “She’s always been there for me from the very beginning and dropped everything to help me achieve any goal I’m trying to reach. I am so thankful for her and would not be where I am without her.”
A senior at Ketchum High School, Rogers plays football, basketball, and baseball. He says that he has put in a lot in order to get to where he is today and he knows that, while it can be tough, it is all worth it.
“For me to be successful, it has taken a lot of sacrifices,” he said. “There have also been a lot of long hours and a bunch of trial and error. My motivation to keep working comes from my competitiveness.”
Throughout his career, Rogers has had some memorable experiences, but he says that there is one that is definitely his favorite.
“The highlight of my career would have to be hitting a grand slam against Fairland,” he said. “It felt good to watch the ball sail out.”
The sports that Haydn competes in are not individual sports and he knows how much the team success depends on each individual player working hard and coming together. He says that he is thankful for his teammates and knows that they play a role in his growth and success.
“I would have to say that I compete with all of my teammates in practice,” he said. “But the one I compete with the most is Rowdy Mullin. We are always challenging each other to see who can give more effort. There is a guy on our team, Logan Scott, that probably does not receive the appreciation that he deserves. He always gives everything he has for the team and no one can ever question his effort.”