“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou I have been playing soccer since I was six years old and being the competitive person that I am, soccer helps to relieve stress and brings me joy. At the end of each soccer season one girl on the team is honored by receiving the Most Valuable Player award, the MVP award goes to the best and most versatile player on the team. It was my sophomore year of high school and my second year on the girls’ varsity soccer team. At the end of my freshman year I knew that for my sophomore soccer season I wanted to win the MVP
We won some games, and we lost games, but we did it together. In the beginning of the season, rumors of doubt spread about our team being too short, or not good enough. A Lewistown High School team had not won a Regional Championship since the year 2002, but against all doubts, I knew my team could win. Not only had I seen their mistakes, along with my own, throughout this season, but I also watched them grow as athletes and individuals. The first round of regionals approached and we were given the name of the team we would play for the first game.
The feeling was overwhelming and I was so excited for what my future holds in lacrosse. I loved that I could share my accomplishments with my family and friends. The season had finally come to an end, and I was really delighted to of won the All-Region Women 's Lacrosse award. I also won MVP my freshman year. I was also getting looked at by three colleges, and a sports agency called saying that I was the only one that they seen who had the potential to play at a college level sport.
An important discourse community that was a part of my life was my volleyball team during my four years of high school. I started playing my first year going into high school and continued until I graduated. Until now I wasn’t even aware that would even be considered a discourse community, but it fits all of the qualifications of Swales’ definition of a discourse community. Goals As a sports team, we obviously have goals; our main reason being to win against our opponents. The entire reason a team is put together and participating in practice almost every day is going towards our goal as a team to win games.
My second biggest hobby is traveling a place or two I’ve recently visited was Kailua Kona, Hawaii and Zion National Park in Utah. I have a younger brother in 6th grade currently, his name is Elliott. My goal to achieve is to get a scholarship to play soccer at college one day. I go by the quote “True championships aren’t always the one that win, but those with the most guts.”- Mia Hamm. I’m gonna talk about my soccer journey, where I’ve traveled with my family to and what I wanna do in college.
I’m now a captain and three year cheerleader at Brighton, 2 year United Spirit Association All-American Athlete, and planning to cheer in college. Cheer has given me so much, my best friends, a great relationship with my school and a positive high school experience. I have no idea who or where I would be today if I decided to quit that first horrible practice. Never give up, most things don’t make sense in the moment, but it was will always pay off in the long
The fact that some people have the guts to commit suicide, makes me speechless. Now on the positive side, my sister had a dramatic impact on my life, but so did my brother. My older brother, Matthew was a superb student and athlete. He as well dealt with problems that affected him in high school, which I will not mention towards his privacy. In the long run, all his struggles turned out to make him successful.
Before I took the shot, I had a flashback about the time I missed the goal and suffered humiliation, so I knew that I must score. Finally, I took a deep breath swung my worn out foot back and struck the ball with all my might as if my life depended on it. The ball curved to the top right corner of the goal and the crowd went wild. Instead of there being a melancholy atmosphere looming over me, an atmosphere of blissfulness surrounds me. When I got back home, I saw Bill and he told me, “Although you were terrible in the beginning, you came through in the end and earned your respect.” My coach called everybody on the team to a meeting the next day and announced that we will be going to the State Cup.
While soccer is singled out as one of my very strong passions, I find myself playing harder and smarter during school soccer. With the help of Craig Rocastle, former professional soccer player and the current coach of Seaman High School, we are undergoing one of the best seasons Seaman High has ever had. Presently after seven games we have yet to face defeat; furthermore, Rocastle pushes our team to the limits and states, “We will fly, I am proud of our season so far but there is still another level in us.” As our team enter each game with new mentalities and expectations we are; in fact, becoming a better team while also handling the task at hand and winning the game.
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.