I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
However, time changed and everything changed. I started to enjoy golf, more and more once I started getting used to it. Golf gave a lot of friends and opportunities. For example, I have made a lot of friends who were useful for my family’s business. Jewelry was my family’s business.
I had no experience playing at the varsity level, but I had played this position every year while growing up. I gave my best effort during long hot practices and games during the summer and these efforts paid off. I was a starting player for the rest of the season and took my team to the regional finals. This final game
After losing an amazing teammate all of these friends I met playing tennis got together to be there for one another. Even now when we all get together we know that she’s there in spirit. Thanks to tennis I met amazing friends that left me with amazing memories that will remain with me
Those two hours with the other girls make softball so much more enjoyable because they love the game as much as I do and it is truly amazing how sports brings people together. People think sports are just sports, but in reality to athletes it’s an escape from life, it’s our second family, and most important we feel like we belong there. Sports make you feel like your apart of something bigger than a team. Softball has been my second family and I have made so many amazing friendships that might last for the rest of life and even if they don’t, I will never forget all my friends or the memories that I have playing ball with
I cannot tell you how this wonderful bond makes me feel as a person and especially as captain. It’s great to just look up and see everyone loving the sport and everyone around you. There comes a point when I think back, and wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t decide to play field hockey. I would probably be sitting on my couch eating chips doing nothing. I know it sounds crazy that one sport can change your life but it’s not just the sport.
I even made friends with boys, which was something completely new for me. One of these boys became my best friend, and we do everything together. To this day, I still have these friendships, and they are stronger than ever. When high school soccer started, I was incredibly nervous,
Although we lost, my love for the game of softball has continued to flourish throughout the years. Not only has softball taught me plays, it impacted every aspect of my character. The drudgery that the game requires teaches a lesson to never give up, even when the odds seem to be against you. Freshman year taught me that victory requires hard work. I was determined to make the varsity team, and I would let nothing stop me from achieving my goal.
Playing basketball for more than a decade, I have come to realise that sports offer a great metaphor for life. Being a team sport, basketball has not only helped me learn to co-ordinate with others but it has also taught me the importance of taking initiatives and leading whenever necessary. During my law graduation, I have been actively involved in organizing and initiating student-run programmes which helped me acquire leadership and teamwork skills. Being a regular participant at debates and moot court competitions, I pioneered a Moot Court Initiative at my university with the desire to inculcate the culture of mooting within my juniors. I am also an active member of Debating Society which organises regular debating sessions for students, and orientation and practise sessions for the freshmen.