Joe, Mason was a great young man and a pleasure to be around. He was a big reason Ed’s won a state team title and if at any other school would of been a 3 or 4 year state placer. As you said the most important part was the education he received and the life lessons he learned. Be proud of the young man you raised.This is always an issue and speaking from experience, it takes a full commitment of an entire family to make it work. I drove 45 minutes each way (no traffic) to get my son to St. Edward HS every day for 4 years. Also note, you may be the 2nd best kid in the state and not make varsity. With that said, you go for the education and then the athletic coaching. My son graduated with a 4.2 gpa with High Honors in their International Baccalaureate program. (proud Dad!) I stand as a perfect example of “ You may not have a varsity Senior “ I didn’t. He’s a great young man, and heck of an athlete. You learn how to be humble!!!!