With the uncertainty around the spring sports season due to COVID-19, the Coastal Point would like to provide a place where we can honor the senior athletes from Indian River High School over the next couple of weeks. Below is a fourth set of responses from students who have answered our questionnaire, which is similar to the one provided by the IR athletic department. With the help of a senior student-athlete, we have been in contact with almost all IRHS senior spring athletes.

Editor’s note: If we do not receive more senior responses this could be the last week of this feature. We would like to showcase and recognize all of the graduating senior spring sports student-athletes. If you know of an IR senior student-athlete that was set to play a spring sport this season, please contact sports reporter Jason Feather at jason.feather@coastalpoint.com.

Dylan White

Sport: Boys’ lacrosse

Parents: Andy & Kristie White

What are your plans after high school?: Attend Goucher College and play lacrosse.

What is your favorite memory from high school: Comeback win against Milford.

What is your parting message to your teammates: Never take time on the field with your team for granted because you don’t know when it will be the last time.

Ethan Forrey

Sport: Boys’ lacrosse

Parents: Shane & Giovanna Forrey

What are your plans after high school?: Attending the University of Delaware, and majoring in athletic training.

What is your favorite memory from high school: Coming back against Milford, and winning the game, 9-8.

What is your parting message to your teammates: “Be the Best” isn’t just a saying we say at the end of every practice or game, it’s a mindset to get better and better every day, and to leave everything out on the field. Strive to “Be the Best” on and off the field, and you’ll reach your goals before you know it.

Richard “R.J.” Rybicki

Sport: Boys’ lacrosse

Parents: Norm & Tina Yerkes

What are your plans after high school?: Go to a four-year college.

What is your favorite memory from high school: My favorite memory is probably when I first started playing lacrosse and I was on JV, and right before the first game I’ve ever played, my coaches — Coach Spencer and Forrey — pulled me up to Varsity. It just felt good that they had that faith in me to do that. It meant a lot to me.

What is your parting message to your teammates: Iron sharpens iron, guys — trust me! It’s true, and I’ve watched it happen between me and other players also. I’d like to thank the seniors, too. It was fun playing, guys. Hopefully, we have one more ride. Even if we don’t, I’ll always have all those funny memories of us at practices, games, or nights we all just got together.

Staff Reporter

Jason has been in journalism for 20 years. He moved to Coastal Delaware in August 2017 with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Kylie, 17, and Grace, 12. He has a passion for high-school sports and especially values the relationships that builds.