High School soccer tryouts, like any other tryouts, consisted of a week long ride on an emotional rollercoaster. Once again, like last year, I had to get into the groove of balancing academics and the excitement of the new soccer season. After four days of tryouts, which consisted of everything from scrimmages to drills, to shooting (goalkeeping), to sprints, I was extremely nervous on Thursday night. Although I played on the varsity team last year, I knew that my previous experience was not a sure ticket for the position this year. I was excited and extremely nervous leading up to the rosters being posted. When I saw my name on the varsity roster I was ecstatic, overcome with joy and excitement. I am looking forward to putting in the time and effort, working hard, getting positive results, and most of all having fun with my team this season.
We had a fantastic run over the last few weekends during the SCDSL 2001 Europa Playoffs. We finished as Champions with a nail biter of a Final. All of the games were super tight and our team had to really step it up to stay focused over the multiple weekends. It always feels go to finish with the Champion medals.
The picture above features the twins on our team: Alexi and Nicole. They are both super smart/tough players and I’m going to miss them both during High School season.