This past Saturday was really difficult and really sad. Difficult because of the loss and sad because we played our last game as THIS TEAM and we really wanted to send our Senior girls off on a high note. Well, the game certainly wasn’t a high note but as I thought about it, I realized that the team itself, this loyal, kind, hardworking group of girls was the high note! Ten years from now, I highly doubt anyone will remember our win/loss ratio or how many goals were scored, but this crazy, unique, sometimes overwhelming and difficult, but usually joyous adventure that was this team, will be remembered always.
Our lives were forever changed for the better the first moment we set foot on the Cays Field more than ten years ago. I know I will always hold a place in my head and heart for this special time in our lives and this incredible group of girls and their families, as well as our passionate coaches. We were so fortunate that the girls and parents were really fond of each other and actually enjoyed spending time together, and boy did we ever have some fun. I hope that the friendships continue beyond the soccer field.
As we send our Seniors off on their new, exciting adventures, I know each of them will be better prepared for anything that comes their way because of what they learned on the soccer field- not only the athletic skills and fitness, but the work ethic, the commitment, the friendships, the loyalty, the determination to succeed … I have no doubt they will go far in life!