03 Feb 2024 Mason Dold – Sacred Heart (501 Basketball Team 2024)
In his senior year, Mason Dold is taking on the mantle of leadership to help guide a young Sacred Heart squad.
“This year, we have an extremely young team, having only one player with meaningful high school experience,” he said. “As a team, we have to stay positive and work to improve every day. We had a rough start to our season, but we have shown improvement every game and have shown that we can compete with good and more experienced teams. The team has shown that we have the right mindset to do big things this year; we just have to keep working at it.
“I want to be remembered as a leader on the court to the younger generation of our school. You have to work hard, put school first and work when nobody is watching.”
Dold earned All-Conference honors last season, as Sacred Heart made it to the 1A-3 regional tournament. His goals this year are to reach 1,000 career points and earn a trip to the state tournament.
“Mason is a high IQ player,” said new Sacred Heart Head Coach Ben McBryde. “He knows how to put the ball in the hole. He’s coachable, open-minded and willing to learn and grow as a player and person. He tries to get others involved offensively instead of being a ball hog. I expect him to be an All-State, All-Conference caliber player and to help give us a chance to compete for a conference championship and regional and state berths.”