When I was in grade 10, I used to be a player in my high school soccer team. In sport, there is a famous sentence that I’ve always remembered “You win some, you lose some” and it has changed the way I think about failure. For many people, “failure” means
Personal Narrative- Soccer State Championship On February 28, 2005, I experienced one of the most exciting events that anyone could ever experience – winning a State Championship. The day my soccer team made history is a day I’ll never forget. However it is not just that day we won the title, but the whole experience of the preceding season that got us there. From start to finish, my team’s 2004-2005 season taught me that the platitude is true. You can do anything you set your mind to.
Ever since I was 8 years old, lacrosse has been my life. My teammates are my family, the field is my home, and the game is a huge part of who I am. When I was 12 and entering middle school I decided it was time to join a more
Lacrosse is a contact sport composed of two teams, using a small rubber ball and a hand held stick. Lacrosse has roots in cultural tradition of Iroquois people that inhabited what is now new york and parts of New England. Traditionally a northeastern sport, it has recently moved into the south. Study suggests it may have developed as early as the 1,100’s amongst indigenous people.By the 1,700’s, it was apparently well established, documented by Jesuit missionary priests in what we now know as Canada. The game has evolved a lot differently since then. In the traditional Canadian version, each team consisted of about one hundred to one thousand men on a field just about the size of a modern soccer field. The games lasted for two to three days, from sunrise, to sunset, played as a ceremonial type of ritual, like a symbolic warfare to thank the creators.
The day College of Faith football team played, Missouri S&T was in the fall of 2015, it was cold. At the time me and my brothers on the football team came off a big lost to the Cougars of St. Francis. The St.Francis Cougars Are located in Fort Wayne, Texas. They are a very big school, the cougars were undefeated the whole year round. After the 65-0 lost to the cougars, we the College of Faith, had a game against Missouri S&T. I felt like a raging superstar on field, I had 8 tackles, 1 big blindside sack and 1 pass deflect, it was very cool and also sunny. Unfortunately, we got demolish, the whole team quit.We lost 64-0 Football taught me to value my life more and be more ongoing to learn new things.
September 27 is a day that I will always remember, no matter how old I get. McClain was competing against Miami Trace in a SCOL boy’s soccer match. It is always a close game when Greenfield plays Trace, but this year it was different than the previous few. The two teams were so evenly matched, even more so than than in the past. There were twenty minutes remaining in the second half and the Panthers were winning 1-0, but the game was even more highly
When I went to practice at the first time, I was really nervous. But when we introduce each other, I got to know them and started to make friends with them. they are like my family where we look after each other. like what coach said, " If a lacrosse player sees a lacrosse player walking while they're driving, they'll pick that player up." And I kept that in my head.
“The Xaverian Chapter of the National Honor Society emphasizes leadership and service. Citing at least one anecdotal example, how have you demonstrated one of the Xaverian Values through leadership and/or service?” “Can I trust you?” Although you might not notice, that one phrase races through everyone’s head when meeting someone new.
Now in its third year, the March Book Madness reading incentive program continues to make strides in increasing the number of readers in elementary and secondary schools.
The odds were always against us, yet we persevered. When everybody told us “no, it cannot be done”, we stared right back at them and simply smiled while nodding because we always did our talking on the field, where it really matters. This is a story of how the Dulles
My eyes repeatedly peered to the stands which had a crowd of at least four hundred students eagerly waiting as we were warming up. Observing the crowd I noticed the left side of the field was full of students in orange Parkview High School shirts while to my right
We were on our way to Indianapolis for Nationals. My friend Brett and I stayed up until three in the morning waiting for my father to come pick us up. My dad arrived around three-thirty in the morning. We arrived at Victory Field around eight-thirty that morning. Victory Field is where the Indianapolis Indians play. They’re the triple-a team for the Cleveland Indians. My dad had to go to a coaches meeting so Brett and I went and walked around the stadium. Eventually, when the meeting was over we headed to our hotel. Once we got to the hotel we checked in and went to our game. Our first game, we faced a team from Indiana. They couldn’t handle us and we won 27-4. Our second game we beat another Indiana team 8-2. It was now bracket time and we
Each game is played differently depending on the opponent. It requires a lot of hand-eye coordination, and also a lot of athleticism. With that being said, it is one of the hardest sports to pick up. Referring to what was said earlier, there are quite a few new teams in Ohio. Often you see the new teams playing some of the older, more experienced team, so you see a lot more passing by the better team to kind of “stall” the clock. On the other hand, in the event you see two newer teams playing, the game is played much differently. The game is played a lot more sloppy, you will see a lot more turnovers and not as many goals. In the game of lacrosse you will never see two different teams play the exact same way. One team may want to play more defense and get quick goals to keep the game more up-tempo. However you may also see a team want to slow the game down on offense to avoid playing defense, to slow the game down and not play as much defense. Although the game of lacrosse still has the same basic goal, no matter the opponent, every team has different strategies for how they will control the
The game was in the clutches of our hands with the finish line in sight, but sadly we feel short. It was one of the biggest games of my sophomore year of high school hockey. It was the first round of playoffs against my team’s high school rival Plymouth high school. This game was extra special because of the fact that my school Salem and the rival school Plymouth are tightly compacted on one campus. Not only would this game decide which would move on in playoffs but also it decide who was the best team at the “Park”, the campus on which the schools are on.
A Tournament to Remember It all came down to this game. We had lost to Fort Branch during our first game of the school year and then came our chance for redemption, the annual 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament. The air was thick with tension as both teams warmed up. The time on the clock slowly slipped away as we got prepared and soon enough, it was time to start the game. Coach Elpers gathered our team all around her and gave us a motivational speech. We gathered in a huddle and all shouted, “Lady Elites” on the count of three. Then, we ran onto the court to play the most important game of our season.