College Essay About Field Hockey

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Everyone has that one thing that defines who they are and who they want to become. Whether they realize it or not, it could be grades, a personality trait, their appearance, or in my case, a sport. Field hockey has been a huge part of my life since I was eight. I am naturally athletic so sports usually came easy to me. Although field hockey was no exception to this, I did not realize until recently how great of an impact it had on me. As the game I play grew and continues to grow, I grew alongside of it, maturing and becoming more of an adult with every new accomplishment or setback I faced in playing and being around the sport. When I played field hockey as a child, I was naive to all the things it helped me to achieve in life; things that some people never get to do. For example, I get to travel the country for tournaments, meet my role models like players on the US olympic field hockey team, and learn social and teamwork skills that can be difficult to learn without being on a team where you need to work together with others. I did not realize how much field hockey helped me grow and become an adult until I was asked to tryout for the US Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey Team. When I arrived to the tryout, I was already sweating and had a pit in my stomach just from the appearance of the other …show more content…

The training was the most intense training I have ever done and it pushed me to work harder than I ever have before. Through these training sessions I proved to myself that I am good enough to play with some of the best players in the country. Before experiencing these practices I never realized how much playing field hockey had helped me become a better person. After a summer of playing for the National Indoor Team, I recognized the changes in myself and my attitude toward life. I felt the competitive pressure and the need to work hard in everything I do, not just in field

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