Personal Essay: A Career As A Sports Player

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Sports have been apart of my life for many years. I have been actively involved in volleyball and softball throughout my lifetime. I started playing these sports at a young age and fell in love with the sports and have been playing them ever since. I love to play volleyball, but softball is my passion. As a three year letterwinner and playing the shortstop position, I have faced many challenges. I have played softball with my older sister for many years and June 7, 2013 was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life. My sister Ashlynn was the starting shortstop player for our team. She was a great player with a positive attitude and always gave her best effort. Ashlynn was a role model to me and to other younger players on and off the field. On June 7, 2013, she suffered a season ending injury as she tore her meniscus and put her knee out of place. Ashlynn did not play another game that season and only one other person on the team had the ability to play her position. That player was me. I had no experience playing at the varsity level, but I had played this position every year while growing up. I gave my best effort during long hot practices and games during the summer and these efforts paid off. I was a starting player for the rest of the season and took my team to the regional finals. This final game…show more content…
I was shocked that I played an outstanding game and that I would be playing in the state tournament for the first time in school history. I started crying because of two very different reasons. I was happy to win the game and continue playing softball at the state tournament, but sad because my sister was the one who was suppose to be playing. My sister Ashlynn, taught me everything that I know about the game of softball. She taught me everything from tying the shoelaces on my cleats to hitting a curveball. I would not be player or person that I am today without my
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