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Monday, December 10, 2012

High School Athletics

Now that football is over.. I think it is finally setting in how much i have enjoyed my high school athletic career. I had my low's but in the end, I am thankful to have been healthy and free from injury throughout my high school years. Football taught me life, it taught me how to overcome adversity and to use the strengths and talents of my team mates to help reach a common goal. Water polo and Swimming taught me perseverance, to "Just keep swimming"  to never give up, and believe in myself and my abilities, no matter what others might say. Ive been blessed to have incredible coaches who invested in me and believed in me and my abilities. Coach Brausch will forever be dear to my heart, she believed in me during a time where i doubted myself and my abilities. She invested time in me and let me know that i was special and taught me how to lead by example. She was more like a second mom than a coach, with an endless amount  of grace and patience. Another coach i will always remember is Coach Alligood. Knowing Coach Alligood prior to my Senior season in football, it was easy to build a relationship with him as the season progressed. He is an extremely wise man and an amazing role model and leader to me and my teammates. He was patient and led every practice with a positive attitude and made it a priority to focus on a players strengths, not his short comings. He was easy to talk to and taught me some very valuable lessons about self discipline, dedication and always putting God first. I am grateful for the opportunity to play several sports under some incredible coaches and have fun in doing so. As i am currently working with some small colleges on obtaining a football scholarship, I remind myself that if it doesn't end up working out that that doesn't reflect on my abilities as a person or my abilities as an athlete. But it shows that God has another plan for my life, one that just takes a slightly different path from the one i have envisioned for myself. Thank you coaches and family for believing in me and investing your time into my life through out my high school years.