Personal Narrative: The Varsity Soccer Team

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The phone rings at 9 o'clock in the morning. “Syd coach Smith just passed… he had a heart attack last night!” exclaims Kieanna. Confused I respond, “What?” The phone goes completely silent and then tears are heard, they are Kieanna’s. Throughout my years in high school I have participated and many different activities at my school. One of the most important activities that I have been a part of is the Varsity Soccer team. As a well developed player from prior knowledge of the sport, I had always wanted to step up and be a leader the other players looked up to as an example of a great player that worked hard to get where she is. Unfortunately, the summer of 2013 my high school soccer coach died from an unexpected heart attack. Due to his absence the girls varsity soccer team was handed the short …show more content…
In lieu of letting the new players struggle with learning technical skills, I and a few other veteran team members taught the new players the fundamentals of soccer. Through weeks of training and weekend practices we all began to see growth in our new team. From this moment I knew my hard work was beginning to pay off. We endured many discouraging losses from the first few games; which turned a lot of heads in my direction. But we slowly bonded as a team and learned how to play together which showed on the scoreboard. Not only my goal, but also the team’s goal was to have winning season and exceed our expectations. The ambition we had enabled us to move our way up to fourth place in our region (within our county). At this point I knew my job was done. From the help of the other players on the team we were able to defy the obstacles set in front of us and have nearly the best record at our

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