Zachary Malloy

Class of 2021 senior goodbye


I am proud to say that I will be an alumnus of Archbishop Carroll when this year comes to an end. I am privileged to have been able to get the opportunity to call Carroll a second home and get the education that comes along with that.

One of my favorite memories I have created here at Carroll would probably have to be with the soccer team my junior year when we beat Father Judge. We were on a losing streak and this win gave the entire team the confidence to go and win a few more games to make it to the playoffs. I joined the soccer team my freshman year thinking I would just be playing for the freshman team, which I did at first, but then I eventually moved to JV and then played in two varsity games in the playoffs.

If it wasn’t for the friendships I had made with the soccer team I do not believe I would have enjoyed Carroll as much as I did or gotten involved in other activities. The bus rides to and from games, the Wawa runs before home games and practices, and trying to get back in time for warm ups without getting yelled at by our coach were the best days of high school for me. Even though we might not have been the greatest team in the PCL, we made the best of our seasons and even during the wild confusing COVID one this past fall.

I believe that if it weren’t for the Friday night football games under the lights, THON, Homecoming and all the clubs and activities offered here, school would be the worst place to be, but Carroll brought out the school spirit and the willingness to make their students feel welcome and have some of the best memories of my life so far. I will definitely miss this place.

High school goes by really fast. Enjoy every second of it. Don’t hesitate to go to the game or ask that girl or guy to dance at Homecoming: you might regret not asking. Make as many memories as you can. Now is the time to make mistakes and learn.