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Salina Central’s Max Shaffer – American Family Insurance Athlete Profile

Salina Central High School senior Max Shaffer will take the tennis court this season as one member of a doubles team looking to etch their names into the record books.

“I would hope to win a state title in doubles and as a team this year. Sophomore year my doubles partner and I were state runner-up, so we’re hoping we can secure the title this year, especially since we weren’t given the opportunity last year,” said Shaffer.

The senior finished seventh at state in singles as a freshman so getting to the tournament is nothing new. Having missed last season was rough, but Shaffer and his teammates are excited to get back on the court.

“What I love most about my teammates is our competitiveness, most of us have played together for a very long time so throughout the years we’ve continued to push each other to the best of our abilities,” said Shaffer. “My favorite memory while playing for Central would either be winning the team title my sophomore year, or all of our “Fun Friday” practices.”

After graduation, Shaffer will attend the University of Colorado-Boulder and major in Ecology/Evolutionary Science in hopes of going Pre-Vet.

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