“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Payton Sfreddo ’24


What inspired your passion for athletics?

“I think ever since I was young, considering I grew up with three siblings, I have loved to be active and play sports, whether in my backyard or on an organized team.  I have always been described as a competitor, maybe too competitive sometimes, and I love to win.  I do not think I could imagine my life without sports because of the prominent role it has played in my life.  I love being a part of a team and playing for something bigger than myself, which is what has truly inspired my passion for athletics.”

What skills have you acquired from your experience as a tri-varsity athlete?

“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to compete on three varsity teams at Sacred Heart Greenwich, and I think it is a great privilege that has helped me grow as a person and a student.  Playing on these three competitive teams has helped me with my time management, organization, dedication, mental health, and mental toughness.  I have especially learned that failing is a part of the process in every aspect of life, and we must embrace failure to grow as athletes and human beings.”

How do you overcome gender-based limitations in the field of sports?

“It is quite disappointing to see the gender-based limitations, particularly in sports, present in our society.  Although female equality in athletics has come a long way, there is still a lot more progress to be made, and this was my initial inspiration for creating a Football Club for students at Sacred Heart.  As young and empowered females with access to an excellent education, we must use this platform to our advantage in creating an environment that surpasses gender-based limitations and proves how awesome women are in sports and overall life.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks junior Payton Sfreddo ’24 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”