Stalbaum shines for Slicers
Carson Stalbaum, La Porte junior, continues to lead as an accomplished student and athlete.
Stalbaum has been a two-sport athlete for the La Porte tennis and baseball programs since his freshman year, and he has accumulated accolades including qualifying for Semi-State, winning Regional and Sectional as a tennis player and being named a member of Athletic Student Council.
“Being in sports helps me be a better person because it teaches me teamwork, dedication, and determination. It also teaches me how to deal with the adversities of life and how I can deal with them,” Stalbaum said.
Stalbaum started his athletic career at Kesling Middle School competing in tennis, basketball, and swimming. This is where he found his natural sense for competition and began branching out to other sports. He continued his talents to the high school
“I feel my greatest accomplishment as an athlete is setting new milestones and also setting an example for the future slicers,” Stalbaum said.
Stalbaum turned adversity into opportunity this when he suffered an unfortunate hernia injury, but he was able to play through it and compete in tennis where the Slicers advanced all the way to Semi-State.
Not only is Stalbaum a dominant athlete, but he is also an extraordinary leader for teammates.
“He is a natural-born leader and an extraordinary athlete. He pushes other athletes to be their best selves,” Jack McGuire, junior, teammate, said.
After high school, Carson plans to go into the sports field and study to become an athletic director, hopefully one day for LaPorte High School. During college, he plans on continuing his baseball or tennis career at the collegiate level.
Until then, Stalbaum will continue to be a leader at LPHS.
LPHS is fortunate to have Slicers that are as ambitious and determined as Carson Stalbaum.