Personal Statement : High School Sports

1373 Words Sep 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Most people, if asked, would say that they have worked for something in their life. It’s a common thing to have to do. If you want something you have to work for it in most cases. That is a trait that I learned very quickly growing up. My parents made me work for everything I wanted, and they made sure that I knew that good things come to people who work hard and remain selfless. To me this is a very important part of the person I am today, and the older I become, the more I realize that not everyone was raised to put in work before expecting rewards. This shows constantly in high school through sports. There are always a couple of people on a team who believe that they deserve a spot on the team, or they deserve the all conference award, or that they deserved to have a starting spot, etc. Having athletic success with these type of people surrounding you is difficult to say the least. You can not have a team full of people who are just in it for their own benefit.
This past year, I was incredibly blessed to play on a soccer team who, for the most part, was playing so that the team would have great success. I love all of my teammates and can without a doubt say that last soccer season was my favorite season. We had so much fun together and all genuinely liked each other (at least while we were in season). This aspect of my team made it so much easier to get everyone motivated towards an end goal: to go to the state tournament. This was our team goal from the very start.…
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