We were five games into the season and we hadn 't won yet and I just went into a slump in hitting. All players do this in one point in their career but at the time, the reason my team was losing was because we just couldn 't find a way to score runs. This really brought out shock and many confused teammates of mine because I was the one to lead them and provide offense and for these first five games I was not. So after that fifth game we had a span of three days off where there was no practices or games, just a time of rest for the team. These were the most important
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.
I got in the last few minutes of the game. We were winning by around twenty points so there was no way we were going to lose. When I got the ball for the first time, I was in the three point line, and I decided to shoot. When the balls left my hand, the defender from the other team knocked me on to the floor. When I stood up, everyone was screaming.
For the last two years swimming has taken up most of my time. That time was spent getting faster, conversing with teammates, and helping the younger girls get better. After practice one day my coach informed me that I would not be making the sections team because of my time. Being the first senior in five years not to make it, I felt like a failure. For the next few days of practice I checked out mentally.
Being first place in all my races was not enough for me, I strived to improve my time every instant I dove in the pool. To this day, I continue to attend swim team twice a week and swim extra on the weekends to keep in shape. On top of that, I will soon be an L.A. City Lifeguard starting the summer of 2017. Without swimming, I wouldn’t have developed the drive, the motivation, or the perseverance I continue to have
We played in a 3v3 in Lewiston last summer, the four of us. We took the W and walked away with medals. This year we likewise walked away with medals, but not the W. There was some very good competition over in Elk Rapids this summer. However, we had no problem with all 13 teams except for 2. The Cadillac team was gigantic, aggressive, and maybe over aggressive.
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.
It was my first day of tryouts I was in seventh grade. I have played basketball before the but that day my passion for the game actually came out that day. I was so nervous my heart was beating out of my chest and I was shaking like a leaf on a tree about to fall off. We ran most of the try out I was so exhausted sweat was dripping of my face and I was gasping for air every time I stopped for just a moment. My body was telling me to give up and quit but my heart was telling me give it all that I had left.
So, i 'm expecting to go in once were down by thirty or so and i 'll have fun playing the garbage minutes. But, I was wrong on both. I played almost the entire game and we won the game. As you can tell by the picture, we celebrated like we just won the championship. It is one of my favorite memories.
About three hours after the first wave was the second round. I was only racing in the cones. As it was my turn I had the fastest run ever then at the last cone my foot came out the sturrup. If my foot would not have come out I would be able to go somewhere big.That was the end of riding for that week for me. The good thing is that my friend made it all the way to the competitions of the