NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement that Fall Sports were allowed to begin on September 14, the realization that a portion of the Fall season has been missed is noticed.

Newton High School seniors who play a fall sport have been invited to submit information about how COVID-19 has affected them during their final season of the sport. This is the ninth installment of a multi part spotlight article.

Marissa Dionne is a senior who plays goal keeper on the Newton High School girls soccer team.

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“Summer practices during COVID was kind of a struggle because of the social distancing rules and the masks, but I feel like the team made the best out of it and worked well through it”, she said.

Dionne talks about what her experience has been like playing during the final fall season in soccer during the pandemic.

“My experience during my last fall season while COVID has been going on has been definitely different from my past seasons. It’s unfortunate that this is how I’m ending my last year with soccer, but I’m just glad I can still play on the field with the team. Overall, my experience has been a mostly positive one,” she said.

The Newton High School girls soccer team ended the 2020 season with a 3-6-2 record overall.