Waterpolo Monologue

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I started playing water polo the year before I entered high school. I was a goalie. A natural leader of the playing field. Capable of on the field point of view evaluations and critiques of what is going on in the water in front of me, I always had a leadership position on the team, constantly directing people what to do. The four years of playing in high school exposed sides of me that I value, but as well of sides of me I often try to hide. It has also taken me all over the country, coast to coast in fact. The people I have met and experiences I have faced, some better than others, are things that cannot be even measured in importance to my life. Because of waterpolo, it gave me reason in my life. But this is a part of my waterpolo career …show more content…

With only having a few month of experience, preseason was a rude awakening on what I was getting myself into. But overcoming the challenges and persistent hard work, i won myself a position as a swing player on varsity. This means as a freshman just starting, I was to be getting varsity playing time. There was another senior class and junior class goalie on the team, so basically I had the spot of the assistant assistant goalie. This also changed that year. As the year progressed and game season was in full effect the starting goalie acquired an injury, making him inadequate to play for the rest of the year. And a game in particular made my name one for people to …show more content…

It felt as if i was just coasting along. That year, I earned the team MVP position and all state, all league, and all conference titles. Teams knew that when they had to play our team, they had to try and shoot through a wall. I have witnessed coaches talked strategy on trying to get into my head, get the ball around me, and even try and take me physically out of the game. I was fully dedicating myself and time to the sport, breathing, eating, sleeping waterpolo. The only thing I now needed was the captain title. So Senior year comes along, whoo hooo right? I was all the way up at the top of my game. Cruising right through preseason, I was now leading the workouts, not struggling to keep up. Kids came up to me for help, instead of me asking for the help. I had already felt as if I was leading this team and It was all feeling so secured. Day by day, I felt more and more like the captain of the

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