The opposing team could easily take the ball and crash it in the net. Lexi works furiously to steal the ball away. As she succeeds two defenders approach her. She realizes she can’t take both of them on so she passes it to me, but before the ball reaches my feet a defender comes charging in front of me and the ball and hurdles me to the ground. I fall to the ground in pain and agony.
Soccer had helped me break out of my shell socially and provided an outlet for stress relief. My life revolved around soccer. However, in the spring of freshman year I was burning out. I had finished the fall season of high school, winter league was over and I was trying to balance spring club soccer with high school track. Without a break and feeling overwhelmed, I grew disinterested in soccer as it became a stressful environment for me as the older girls had to join our team and I was no longer seeing the field a lot.
SUMMARY Bend it like Beckham is a comedy focusing on sports as well as on the British and Indian culture and way of life. It is the story of two ambitious 18 year old girls that both want to pursue a future in professional football. Teenager Jessminder Bhamra (Jess) is crazy about football and has big dreams of playing football professionally, just like her idol David Beckham. Though she only plays football in the park with her friends, she is naturally talented. One day, whilst playing, she is seen by Juliette Paxton (Jules) who plays in a girls football team (Hounslow Harriers) and asks Jess to try out for the team.
I thought this would be a normal soccer game, that I wouldn’t hurt myself this time. I was 12, and we were at the soccer field in early June. When the game started, I was playing defense. An agile girl from the other team stole the ball and sped down the field towards our side. When she got to me, I tried to get the soccer ball back, but she got the ball and ran towards the goal.
Sure, it was a struggle, but I knew that I had to make every moment worth it because this would be my last shot at soccer glory. I knew the importance of our game because our first round was against the defending state champions, Cullman. Gameday was just three days away. The reality of the game was not hitting me just yet, but it was sure giving me jitters. I was constantly with my best friend during the last three days that was leading up to the moment.
Scoring My First Goal Have you ever faced a challenging time in your life, or a hardship? Well I have, and it was a time when I was playing soccer for AYSO. It happened about 3 years ago, in 2012. It was my second year of playing soccer, and I have never scored a goal while I was playing on the team. I desperately wanted to and I desired to show my team that I was capable of doing it.
I have been playing soccer more years than I have been in school. Not only are education and sports a big focus for me but also working the hardest I can. I have always heard the stories of people whose lives could have ended up horribly if it wasn’t for their hard work and perseverance. Lastly, something my parents taught me to do was to always do what you love and go after what makes me happy. I have never done anything because my parents wanted me to, I have learned to follow what I love and work hard to achieve what makes me
An allstar cheerleader named Patty was at the top of her game until she fell. Patty was without oxygen for almost an hour. To this day Patty has to communicate by blinking her eyes. (Ling) Cheerleading should be a sport because it matches the definitions of sport terms. Sport-an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.
Entering high school my freshman year, many things were new to me, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to get involved in as a student. The only thing I was sure of was that I was going to play high school soccer. I’d been playing soccer since I was about 8 years old, and finally having the ability to play for the high school I grew up watching was exhilarating. My main goal going into the soccer program was that I wanted to make the varsity soccer team by my senior year in high school- my brother had been a former varsity player, and I greatly wanted to fill his shoes and leave my mark at the school. Throughout my four years in the program, that was my main focus, but I was happy to discover that I was also making friends along the way.
As a kid, Sinclair played multiple sports before choosing soccer. For example, as a baseball player, Sinclair played with boys instead of girls and she even made the local boys all-star team at the age of 11. The example of Sinclair not specializing in a sport until a later age goes hand in hand with topics previously discussed in class. She provides an example that people can succeed in sports even if they only begin to specialize later on in life. Later on in her childhood however, Sinclair really began to shine in soccer.
It’s probably because I am the youngest on the team. I feel like some of my teammates doubt me because I am two years younger than they are and smaller than most of them. Because of this, and because I just love playing soccer, I spend a lot of my free time juggling or heading a soccer ball. I practice these skills a lot, but it had never seemed to pay off in a game yet. It was nearing the end of the game and we were winning 4-0.
Her soccer life began to excel when at age 15 she joined the United States Women’s national soccer team – thus becoming the youngest in history to be selected to join such an elite group of soccer stars. A few years later, after joining the National team, she was added to the roster and played as a forward and occasionally filled in as goalie for international games. With such skill and knowledge of the game, Hamm graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School and was recruited to the University of North Carolina by Anson Dorrance, the current head coach. Dorrance proved as a major supporter and guide in Hamm’s life due to her lack of confidence in her own skills and he pushed her to
The last four years of my high school career have flew by, especially my Girard soccer career. Many memories were made throughout my career from making playoffs my sophomore year to playing my last soccer game on senior night. The endeavor of striving to make playoffs for the first time since the 90’s. I knew after playing my very last soccer game, that I contributed to something that was outstanding for this program. That’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Sophomore Right Side Hitter, Kathryn Cather, is able to find the hole in the court, scoring the winning point with a tip (25-17). The Rebels battle out the first point in the third game, and Sophomore, Kate Gibson, ends it with a block for Ole Miss (1-0). With a couple ball handling errors made by the Cowgirl’s setter, Alexandra Aguilera, McNeese started to lose moment (13-7), causing the Cowgirls to call a timeout. After the timeout, Gibson slammed the ball down for a kill (14-7), which started a run for Ole Miss (17-7). Again, the Rebels refused to let the Cowgirls pull ahead.