For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked.
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be successful in life. I have always wanted to be the better version of my parents and achieve many things in life. During my freshman year in High school, I knew I was going to major in business. I come from a household of five, my father, mother, two younger sisters, and myself. I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters.
Early on in life my mom pulled the most weight in influencing me if I had to say so. When I was a very young child I was basically the definition of a “momma’s boy”, and my mom loved it! When I started to age and branch out in the social part of childhood I played a couple of sports and more times than I’d like to recall I wanted to quit; but she wouldn’t let me. “Quit these teams and you’ll be a
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
A girl trying to make it through school and make my life as successful as possible, and maybe find myself along the way. However, as I have grown older, I have come to realize some special things about me. I am a country girl to the bone. A hard working, get dirty and do it right, never give up kind of girl. Volleyball has always been part of who I am.
Throughout the book wednesday war holling is influenced by mrs.baker, the yankee players that played catch with him,and then shakespeare, romeo and juliet. One main influence in Holling’s life was Mrs Baker. I think the biggest thing she did was just being there for him when his dad was not. Like in the cross country race cheering him on and telling him to pass
Even though I lost I knew I had gotten into his head mentally because I didn’t see him since he ran into the locker room mad because I had embarrassed him and since he knew he was very lucky to get the win. Since I knew I had one or two more chance to wrestle Nerine in the state tournament in two weeks I felt I had brought him down a little bit mentally which I could use to my
When it comes to the tight rivalry games, a strong fan base and encouraging crowd help the team win the game. This year when we versed Jenison at their pool in water polo their crowd and their team were all enthusiastic and pushed their team. We had beaten them three times before that, but we had no chance in this game. We were the better team, but they go the best of us by using their crowd and the physicality to take it to us and win. The crowd is not always the way a team wins.
I felt confident in my tumbling, however I had never stunted before and I couldn’t seem to get the hang of it. I am very short, so the only position available for me on the team was to be a flyer. This terrified me and as the summer went on, the majority of the upperclassmen whom I had become friends with ended up quitting. It eventually got to the point where I dreaded going to practice and didn’t want cheer to distract me from my school work. I ended up resigning from cheer right before school started and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
So you can say my mom had to grow up quick, and surprisingly not once ever quit on the job of being a mom. My mom, the best example I could ever have in this life. My mom’s life really fascinates me, so I’m going to explain the growing up my mom had to go through in her child hood. The journey my mom had of having kids of her own. Then lastly where she currently stands to this day.
My mother has always told me that nothing good has ever come out of laziness, which has inspired me throughout my life to work hard at anything that comes along my path. For example, when I switched softball leagues I wasn’t considered to be very competitive because I was the new player. I continued to work hard with my new team and by the second season, I started at first base, earned the nickname “Home-Run Hazel” because by the end of the second season I hit five home-runs, and I was also voted MVP of my team. This is a standard that I am still working for in Bettendorf softball that I hope I will reach by next year. This strength has helped me in many of my classes and in all of my extracurricular activities.
In seventh grade I plan to work even harder and achieve honor roll. My other greatest accomplishment was when I was playing my favorite sport, volleyball. Whenever my team and I would play tournaments, we would always win at least one of our games. These are all the unique and amazing things so far in my incredible
Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast. Somehow, two quarters in and we were losing terribly but I had to let my team with a horrible fall to my head. In the beginning, I was unaware of injury to my head so I kept on playing till I felt dizzy and knew something was wrong. Even after my terrible fall, I wanted
The season continued and it consisted of all half time blowout games. The team, the school, and the community were all very excited. We wanted to win a state championship. Everyone knew winning a state championship was going to be very difficult however because Stanberry was another undefeated team in another conference and on the other side of the playoff bracket. Stanberry was winning many blowout games like we were but everyone was saying how much harder the teams they were playing were.