Personal Narrative: My Favorite Soccer Player

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“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
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However, I realized my love and desire for the sport, which aided me to overcome this emotional scar by avowing to focus on becoming an even better player. The summer following my sophomore year I had a running routine, eating regimen, and training that I followed to make myself stronger. During that season my teammates, coaches, and fans took notice of my new motivation, I was always sent out to cover the best players on the other team. I was so focused that I emulated defensive plays of the US Women’s soccer team and played every game like it was the championship game of the season; because of my determination that season I receive the MVP award.
Later, after winning the award I recognized that I did not only train harder for the award, but I worked harder because I had matured in my love for soccer and in my personal life to prove to myself that nothing is impossible. What I learned from this emotional scar is to not worry about what other people think. Instead, always stay focused and strong doing the things you enjoy; this has pushed me to not let anything stop me from achieving what I really

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