I was beaming as we ran over to the sidelines and shook the other team’s hand, wished the good luck, and congratulated them on making it this far. Looking back, it was my team’s work ethic that caused us to win the game. For weeks and months we had been practicing extra, working our hardest in practices. I gave up free time after school, on the weekends to try to be successful. I had such a hard shot because of all the work I had been doing.
When we finally got down there Michigan and Illinois were both warming up and getting stretched out for the game. I was standing on the side of the court shouting at the Illinois players to say hi because when I was little I looked up to all of them because I wanted to be just like them when I got
I was on a new team called Iowa Outlaws, and I wanted to show my team that I could help them. We were playing in Ankeny in a 1-day tournament, so we had 3 games total. It was important that we played our best in the first 2 games so we would be able to play in the championship game. My team was lucky and got one of the later games so we played at 11:30 and had to be at the fields at
The years of practice and determination came down to this moment. August 17th, 2014. First day of pre-season and the nerves were on high. I tried to be the best in every drill we had. Always perfect each movement like I was in a game.
Entering my first high school track and field season was so exciting--it was the start of my discus career where I could actually compete amongst other talented throwers in a span of many more meets. I felt confident since I had always been advanced in my years of throwing since I started at around the age of 9. Learning from an experienced and intelligent coach, I felt there was no way I could not succeed, but then a problem arose. The man who had been coaching me for almost five years could no longer work for the track and field team. I continued to work with him on my own when he was available, however, it appeared that other teammates were suffering due to the lack of guidance and critique.
I hammered it with all my might and watched with growing excitement as it slowly rolled into the back of the net. My teammates erupted in cheers as a huge grin spread across my face. Reflecting back at that first goal I ever scored as a little six-year old AYSO player on the Bumblebees team, I recognized this moment as the true beginning of my soccer journey. Over the last seven years, I have experienced a multitude of highs and lows, but I can point to one particular event that affected me in such a way that altered
Soccer is my life.Every weekend we travel all over Indiana and Ohio. But One Saturday morning my soccer team, my family, and I got up early for a soccer tournament in Ohio. The first game we played was a team called the Celtics at 8:30. The score was 1-0 we won. During the first five minutes of the 2nd half, we scored a goal.Also, the game was very physical people were getting shoved to the ground and kicked.
In his senior year of high school, Lance began training with the United States Olympic Team, which propelled him to become United States National Amateur champion. This hard work eventually paid off for Armstrong as he was then recruited to the national professional Motorola Cycling Team. After receiving the title of a professional athlete,
I went up and high fived my teammates. I got put out for a couple of minutes to cool down. While I was put out I spent a couple minutes trying to get back in the game, but the rest of the time of the game I spent clapping and cheering on my team. A couple of painful minutes later the game ended and we had won. I high fived my teammates and the other team.