Four years of college football has come and gone for me, as if it all happened it the blink of an eye. However, there is one specific moment that served as a turning point in my career. It came on a rainy Saturday night game against Marietta College. A sophomore at the time, I had little varsity experience as it was only the second game of the season. I never planned on entering the game, our starting tight end at the time was very talented and I received little reps in practice.
The second game of the season, Barton College in North Carolina came down to look at the Byrnes Lady Rebels Varsity lacrosse team. I was the only one out of seniors, juniors, and sophomores that they wanted. I really could not believe it. I was already getting looked at by colleges my ninth grade year. The feeling was overwhelming and I was so excited for what my future holds in lacrosse.
In my final soccer season in a Edgewood jersey, I was able to achieve many personal goals and team goals. One of my personal goals was to finish first in the league in stats and I was able to do it with sixteen goals and thirteen assists. As a team, we were able to do something that had never been done in school history and that was winning our first tournament game. We went on to the second round to play a very good team, and we actually ended up scoring the first goal and holding them from scoring until the second half. Unfortunately, we lost but it was a great experience.
Me my dad and my brother played catch with a small football all the time in the back yard up until about sixth grade. I could throw it pretty far since it was so small and that made it really fun to play. I played soccer for about four years, but I just knew that it was not for me. In sixth grade I even tried out football for a year. That was a big mistake.
Then there was the school work that we had to do alongside football, it wasn’t always easy but I also got it done and did pretty well on it too. The days went by fast game by game practice after practice because we were having fun as a team. We did not always do the best as a team but it was our first year of football for all of us but it was the most rewarding experience I have ever had. In school I knew this Guy named Noah we did not always see eye to eye and I never
Tennis has always been something that I was fond of. As a little kid, I remember first picking up a racquet at the age of five. Back in those days, I was taking lessons at South Garner Park which was the closest park to my house. I recall my only goal being to hit the ball over the fence every time. As time progressed, I ended up quitting and picking up basketball and soccer because I, “lacked interest” in tennis.
When I was in elementary school, you could say sports were not exactly my forte. I never even came close to going to the Jr. Olympics. Although, when the applications for junior high sports were sent out, my dad suggested I run cross country. I thought he was crazy and people that ran cross country were crazy. However, he somehow talked me into running.
I was the fat, obese, uncool kid and that lead me to be the fit adult I am today. Nothing comes easy specially losing weight but with hard work, determination and realistic goals I managed to make a few changes in my appearance. Of course, not only physical changes came with that, but several other advantages raised. Past actions will always leave something to be learned, so I must apply today what I’ve learned yesterday to avoid similar mistakes tomorrow. First, my weight loss journey was not something that was planned, but rather something that one day sparked in my head.
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
When it went in I turned around and looked at coach and he gave me the same nod he gave me before the game. We ended up winning that game and coach told me that he could see me getting better already. I had this nervous but happy feeling in my body. I was nervous that I still wasn’t quite good enough to make the team and I was happy that i’ve gotten better and coach realized that. Cole, Tim, and I advanced to the finals of the 4 on 4 tourny.
This being my senior year I always expected it to be the most laid back and relaxing year of my life. When in fact I set myself up for one of the biggest challenges of my life, by signing up for multiple online college classes and playing football for the first time since freshman year. Although, under all this immense pressure, this is where my true colors came out. I didn’t stop working to my full potential
The recreational youth soccer teams in Sigourney are made up of Sigourney Keota, and Tri-County kids, but the majority of the kids on the teams are from Sigourney. Each grade level has about 4 - 6 teams with 10 - 15 kids on a team. Now a few locals have put together a U-16 team for the Jr High kids and they play surrounding towns that have a U-16 team. But unfortunately I was never able to play for the Jr High team because it was started only 2 years ago when I would have been a sophomore. I have played soccer every since I was in preschool and I enjoyed it every year!
Going into college, athletics were always first priority to me; but after being a regular starter on my soccer team entering my junior year, my priorities were completely reversed. My first two years of college saw me as one of four players (out of a class of 22 players) to be on the varsity soccer team, meaning that I was exposed to long bus rides, missing classes for team events, and constantly being a lesson behind other students in my class. I had trouble balancing soccer, work, and school during that time, as I was only able to maintain a 3.1 GPA. I decided that putting all my effort in soccer was not the correct route to take, as school was going to lead me further in life. For the next two seasons, I was on a
The Smoove twins Chris and Jrue have played outstanding Trevon and Andre were playing good as well but Robert and Tyron weren 't playing that good so we needed one more good guy to make this team great... And I was that guy. We won every game but one without me, the one game we lost was to the Honeybadgers. The team we were playing in the championship. The Honeybadgers have never lost, they won every single game and every single championship since our league started in 1972. (You do the math because I 'm