I’m not a sports person, but I do love sports photography.

Photographers find in sports assignments a flood of movement, raw energy and excitement. No matter the sport, players are focused and energized. You’re constantly on your feet, predicting the next couple of moments and oftentimes going shutter-happy with your camera.

Senior Jacob Polay hugs supportive fans after the final Midwest Conference Game against Carroll College Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Jorge Prats Field. Knox lost 0-1 after Carroll scored during the last five minutes of the game. The Prairie Fire men's soccer team finished the season with new school records for wins, both consecutive and overall, along with its first Midwest Conference regular season title since 1988. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Senior Jacob Polay hugs supportive fans after the final Midwest Conference Game against Carroll College Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Jorge Prats Field. Knox lost 0-1 after Carroll scored during the last five minutes of the game. The Prairie Fire men’s soccer team finished the season with new school records for wins, both consecutive and overall, along with its first Midwest Conference regular season title since 1988. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Catcher Jenny Gosney takes out a player from the Pekin amateur softball team during a game held at Lake Storey Thursday, July 10 2014. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Catcher Jenny Gosney takes out a player from the Pekin amateur softball team during a game held at Lake Storey Thursday, July 10 2014. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Freshman Phelipe Graske carries junior Charles Edemba on his back after scoring against Monmouth College seconds before the end of the first half of the game. The Prairie Fire bested the Fighting Scots 4-1 at the Jorge Prats field Saturday, Sept. 27. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Freshman Phelipe Graske carries junior Charles Edemba on his back after scoring against Monmouth College seconds before the end of the first half of the game. The Prairie Fire bested the Fighting Scots 4-1 at the Jorge Prats field Saturday, Sept. 27. (Canon Rebel T3i/75-300mm)

Jodi Marver puts up a tough shot in the face of two Grinnell defenders during the Prairie Fire’s 91-89 victory over the Pioneers Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Memorial Gym. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Jodi Marver puts up a tough shot in the face of two Grinnell defenders during the Prairie Fire’s 91-89 victory over the Pioneers Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Memorial Gym. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)