No other women has been selected to play for the USWNT (United States Women 's National Team) at the youngest age of fifteen while just beginning her first year of high school. Mariel Margaret Hamm was born on March 17, 1972 in Selma , Alabama. She was the fourth of six children and played professional soccer for the USWNT from 1987 to 2004. Mia Hamm is a role model for all athletes because of her hardworking motivation and determination as she strived for winning the World Cup. In 2007 Mia was inducted into the soccer hall of fame which lead her to becoming the best women 's soccer player throughout the world.
First of all, Jackie was determined at a young age to become a great athlete. Even though her parents pressured her to take dance lessons instead, she persisted that she run. At first, Jackie was an awful runner, but that didn’t keep her from doing it anyways. She impelled herself to keep trying until she succeeded. In addition to her determination, Jackie also worked hard to overcome her asthma.
It was hard for me to try to teach myself what I missed and get caught back up with the class. The long eight months finally came to an end and it was time for my sophomore year of high school soccer to begin. I had high expectations for myself that season. During conditioning I re-tore my meniscus and I went back to the doctor. My doctor said I could play on it but would have to get surgery again after soccer season was over.
The season started out like any other, one week of pain staking agony and push-ups. The constant workouts, sweat, and two hour practices were completely worth the outcome of my last volleyball season. The past four years of my high school career I spent being a member of the volleyball team. But to me, this is not just a team, this is my family. I knew I would become close with my team since I spent so much time with them, but then I realized even once volleyball was over, they would still be my family.
I had always wanted to do cheerleading and this was my moment to do it. I unfortunately choked up and didn’t make it on that team. Instead of giving up I choose to keep practicing. I decided to join another team outside of school to improve my skills. My new goal was to make it to my high school cheer team.
“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
Julia Young English 1010 Larson, P.3 Personal Narrative The professional boxer Muhammad Ali once said, “I hated every minute of training, but i said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’ ” This quote became relatable the moment I looked back on the start of my cheerleading “career”. My older sister Aarika cheered for Brighton while I was in 7th grade, she tried convincing me for months to join a team and finally I agreed. I wasn’t very excited, I wasn’t thrilled having to be thrown into something I didn’t know anything about, and I was absolutely terrified about being the “new girl” on the team. I remember that first practice, walking into the gym and being shaken by the loud blaring music and girls running around
I have experienced failure throughout my whole life. Though, the most recent failures I have experienced are when I entered the college. As one of the Best Player of the Year at soccer in high school, I took it for granted thinking that at my level, it would be okay for me not to continue practice soccer for the summer. Instead, I focus my whole summer working at two jobs near my house. As a result, I have learned a lesson the hard way.
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.
As a child, ballet was not just an extracurricular activity, it was my identity. I started homeschooling after the fourth grade to devote my young life to this passion, trading a traditional grade-school education for a daily schedule replete with private lessons, technique classes, and extended rehearsals. My days started early and ended late but I adored every moment. As I progressed in the discipline, I would move around the country—from Aspen to Boston to D.C.—enrolling in prestigious full-time academies to train with world-renowned masters of the art. From age six to sixteen, ballet was all I wanted, it was all I knew.
This extraordinary soccer player has been dominating the field lately and showing people exactly what she can do. She managed to score 3 goals in under the time of the 1st quarter in the finals of the 2015 Fifa World Cup (Scott, N. 2015). Players like her don’t just come out of thin air; they have to train and practice every hour of every day to get to the world cup and/or the Olympics. When Carli was 5 years old she was introduced to the game and later would become a midfielder and be a top goal scorer for her college, Rutgers University. She played a major role for her teams success and their wins throughout the Olympics, world cups, and many matches.
However, this intensity reflects off of her and pushes her teammates to work as hard as she does. She is an overall leader on the field as is Brady, but she is willing to do anything to make her teammates feel successful on and off the field. With the awards, National Soccer Hall of Fame, Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, and Olympic Gold and Silver medalists, Hamm presents herself as a leader in the game of the soccer and inspires those working hard to one day be at the professional level and accomplish the same things she has accomplished over her
However, my mother got me through that dark time. She got me the help I needed and gave me the strength to pick up the broken pieces in order to put it back together. I’ve learned that “it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.” Said by the wise artist, Lana Del Rey. I loss the one thing I ever wanted, success but soon came to realize that God has bigger plans. Entering my senior year of high school.
A failure can be a downward spiral or a setback turning into a benefit. When athletes experience head trauma, they only recover a little, which might end their career early or other times people never recover. In the case of my four month concussion, there are residual mental and physical problems. For me, this challenge helped me develop as a person than will work harder and strive for the best in my academics. Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship.
Jacqueline Joyner Kersee also known as Jackie Joyner Kersee was born March 3rd, 1962, in East St.Louis, Illinois. Coming up Jackie lived with her mother Mary Joyner, father Alfred Joyner, and older brother Al Joyner. Most children grow up wanting to play with friends, play games etc, but Jackie was different she grew up focusing on athletics, Jackie was determined to make it to the top. Jackie didn’t win may races when she was younger, but that didn’t stop her she always dreamed of being on tv and she was set on making that dream come true. As a teen, she won the National Junior Pentathlon championships four years in a row, and received honors in high school in various sports, including track, basketball and volleyball.