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.