Approximately four years ago, twelve of us accepted a position on team that none of us, not only knew anything about, but also did not expect much from. We were twelve individuals that were seeking a college soccer experience at the division I level and if you ask any of those girls back then, none of them could have predicted the reality of the four years that we would ultimately spend here. This team had experienced heartbreak in freshman year on many levels, battled through the pain of losing in the semi-finals of sophomore year, and again losing in the finals last year. To be a part of this program is unlike any experience I’ve had before. There is always a supportive and positive environment; there is always progress being made every
Do you know anyone who is interested in playing soccer? Well if you do tell them that I am a team leader for a soccer team and I have some great advice for them. Please tell them that in order to become a good soccer player you must always be a team leader,don't get lazy on the field, and always stretch before a game or practice.
Two years ago I played my first high school soccer season and it was one of the best experiences I had related with this sport, but what made it special was the last game we faced. Just like Forrest Gump quoted, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” This is how the surprise started; some friends and I were moved up from freshman team to the JV team and we were excited to compete for some game time. Even though we had very low chances, we gave our 100% in the few training sessions we had to earn a spot. Friday night arrived; I was frightened and shocked to face the best team in our district.
interviewed, Coach Zamorski said “the girls worked hard and bonded well all year”. Seniors Sam Salvador and Alaina Murphy were “a crucial part to our team.” Their batting helped them win close games and the leadership they brought gave an example to follow for all players. The team preached to watch your body
Girl!! We try our best. I have an awesome team; I could not do it without them. – Thank you Rachael!! I am flattered by your comment. You are the PTO President for Lone Star Elementary for this year, and member of PTO for Montgomery Middle School. Your work for the community is amazing!! This is another great way to get to meet ladies from the neighborhood.
I first became involved with the sport when I was 9-years-old and will probably continue with the sport until I graduate. Being a part of this team has shaped me into the person I am today. I have become a role model for my younger teammates. I am someone who can motivate them to work their hardest and help them achieve their goals by guiding them. I have spent many hours, whether it be during practice or after, coaching these younger teammates, or girls trying out for my team, in order to help out my coaches and show these girls that if they ever need any help I will always be available. This has taught me to step up and be a leader, which is something 9-year-old me would have never
Most of the girls tirelessly train in the offseason by playing travel year round. Since they have so much practice all year, they already have top notch experience. When they unite as a team they have electrifying enthusiasm
Seven Roswell sophomores were selected to be on the Varsity girls soccer squad this year. This is an impressive accomplishment, because the team is typically dominated by upper-classmen. These students are Bella Akin (left back), Elise Baron (midfield), Meghan Connelly (winger/striker/right or left midfielder), Sienna Kent (winger/striker/right or left midfielder), Hayden Hammerman (center back), Anne Lescher (right back), and Kristin Liquori (goalie). At tryouts, the coach saw great potential in these players, especially in their ability to communicate and work together.
My vision this summer came alive with the help of the Kokomo YMCA, when I was granted the opportunity to coach Centipede Soccer. Centipede Soccer is the perfect introduction to the game of soccer for children of the ages 3-5. The mission of this program is that the children will learn the fundamentals of the game in a non-competitive atmosphere, while working on motor skills, coordination and listening skills. The benefits of the Y’s youth sports programs for the little ones are big both on and off the field. My role as the coach was to find fun ways to make this a great first time soccer experience for all the children by showcasing the different skills and objectives of the game but also advocating new skills to maintain a
Everyone was so happy that we won the championship because my team has not won in 10 years it seems like forever. The crowd was cheering so much for us. I was so happy that I have tried my best all the time and that it is ok to make mistakes. We make them all of the time even if we do not notice
Entering that room, nothing could have prepared me for what was to come. As I sat there my heart dropped when I heard the words, "you made the team", "you are not going to play much", and "if you tryout next year you will not make the team". I was in such a daze as I reemerged from the room. It was as if the wind had been knocked out of me and I was having trouble understanding what had just happened. I had never felt disappointment like I did in that moment in my entire life. Soccer had been the only sport I knew for 8 years. Change had always been a struggle for me since I was little so I was aware that trying a new sport was going to be difficult. Field hockey captains practices were held during the summer, so I decided to go to one and
I started playing soccer when I was six years old on the Herndon House Soccer League. This is a recreational league that teaches basic soccer skills and sportsmanship. I've played two years in house league, with my father as my head coach. I was selected as an all star for two seasons. When I turned eight had the opportunity to tryout for a newly formed travel team called the Herndon Hooligans. During my first travel tryout I was very nervous yet excited at the same time. As tryouts started I got better and better as it continued. Then after a couple days I finally heard from the coach and he told us I made the team. Of course I said yes and from that moment on I was determined to grow and work towards my goal of playing on the U.S. women’s
After playing ball freshman and sophomore year, I began to lose motivation and love for the game. I began receiving less and less playing time and my confidence was being torn by the coaches. Throughout this time however, I had grown a love and appreciation for the sport of soccer. I had been playing informal pickup games on the weekends with friends. My parents encouraged me to try out for the team my sophomore
From the time I was a little girl, playing in college is all I have ever wanted to do. When I heard for the first time that a girl didn’t want to play college soccer I was astounded! I believed that anyone who had ever played wanted to play in college. When I heard this news I thought that it would have