Not only because Coach Wright could see them in me, but because when I met the team I could see the same passions in all of them. Now that I am here, living the dream and reaching my goal of playing D1 basketball, it is time for me to live out these passions and finally play at the next level. I need to remember what Rolfes told me about being a great leader and show those qualities with this team. I also need to remember Napheesa’s work ethic and how she got to UCONN and use that as motivation to work very hard every single practice and game here at Miami. Without these two people in my life, making an impact on my basketball journey, I would not have the passions that I do today and wouldn’t be at Miami University
Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team. I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality. Up until now, I have always taken volleyball for granted.
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.
It is one of my favorite memories. Not because of the importance of the game or the team we beat, but because of what it did for me. It was the first time I really felt like I was making a difference on a team. I was finally getting the opportunity to prove myself and I was doing it . From that point on I was confident in my ability and I haven’t doubted myself since.
My senior year State meet was different than previous years. Despite it being my last year as a high school swimmer, it was also my first time being sick at a championship meet. What perfect timing. While all the other swimmers were feeling exceptional in the water during warm-ups, I felt the complete opposite. My head was pounding like a bass drum in a marching band.
My freshman year of high school Coach Specht was the assistant soccer coach. At tryouts he told me that I would have a bright future as a player and could possibly play varsity as a freshman. Throughout the year, I keep putting in the time and finally half way through the season, I got my chance to play my first varsity game. This showed me that he really believed in my skill, to put a freshman in against mostly juniors and seniors. Not many coaches will risk putting someone that young on the field.
I did not want to be the player at fault who dropped the ball and subsequently ruined the play. I tried to repel the responsibility of helping my team because I was too afraid of making a mistake and letting down my teammates. This aspect of my character dictated my behaviour during the first years of my high school life. Being a highly self-conscious, 14 year old adolescent, I also refrained from asking questions in class, afraid
I overanalyzed everything. Because in the midst of confusion, I am also scared. Terrified, in fact. That somehow in my over analyzation I am losing you. Actually, though nothing is taken away from me, it feels like there is since that unfaithful night.
But some rejections… They just take away the little confidence you have ever had in yourself. Why was this rejection the second type? Why did it never give me strength? I still remember the time I had failed my first stage. It was a shattering experience.
You can feel the adrenaline flowing in the game. A winning game gives me an exhilarating feeling as we hear all the spectators excitement and cheers ! We don 't always win every game, but I feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing we have played a good, hard game. I believe we should learn to see the worth in each person on the court. Looking around at my teammates after the games makes me know that I am not the only one feeling really tired.
After that season I was more motivated than I have ever been. I was determined to go all out for my first varsity season. I convinced my dad to sign me up for a gym membership. At first, I wasn’t taking it that seriously, I would go around 3 times a week. But later on I got myself a partner to train with me and we pushed each other to our limits.
It was taken before boys were even apparent in our life, or before there was any tension with school or everything around us. Lastly, this picture represents how hard we worked to get where were. It was so accomplishing making varsity as a freshman. Our first day of practice was rough because all of the upperclassman on JV were pissed at us. One time during a water break, they basically told us just to quit because we weren’t going to get any playing time.
Aaliyah Mcrae some may think she’s just another student at Manchester Regional High School and although she is a student,there is a lot more to her than you think. She has been a four year varsity basketball player. Some may ask, How is she’s so good? Was she born that talented? No it did not come that easily, in the beginning she didn’t even know she wanted to play basketball.
Sean Hampton said “Victory is the child of preparation and determination.” My first year of attending Thomson Middle School I was determined to play, no matter how much I had to work I was determined. The coaches had a meeting were they informed us on a few rules. One was that you had to be in the seventh and eighth grade to participate. A pile of disappointment tumbled into the bottom of my stomach because I was only in the sixth grade. The information I received was negative and positive, it gave me time to prepare myself.
I was going to all the practices, giving it my all and once again I did not play in the game. I was dishearten and I began to question myself. If I was not playing because I’m not experienced like the rest or If it was because I’m much shorter than everyone else. I was self doubting myself If I was even good enough to be on the team.I was not going to quit and the next game came faster than I expected. Thursday night and for the third time in a row I was not mentioned in the starting line up.