In our 1-0 win over Iona, I didn’t get a chance to see the field. To be fair, if I was the coach I wouldn’t of made any changes to the lineup either. We played one of the best games of our season, had at least 70% of the possession, and did not concede a shot to #19 Iona in the first half. After Jon Clements scored the winner in overtime and the fans and our bench dog piled on top of him, I couldn’t enjoy the win as much as I wanted to. I was happy we won, don’t get me wrong, but I felt empty, that somehow, somewhere I could have contributed to our win, even if it meant only 2 minutes on the pitch. I guess that’s a normal feeling, because if you were happy about not playing, then why would you even bother to put on your kit? At the end of our games, we always lay our kits out on the floor to get washed for the next game, and there’s nothing worse then placing your jersey down and it’s still perfectly white.
I decided that if I’m going to get on the field and contribute I’m going to have to work extra during the week when I’m not in class. I called up one of my closest friends Tiffany Weimer to see if she would be able to work with me on my technical ability. Regardless of whether I’m playing in games or not, I need to still strive to become a better player. I know I can still improve, and I want to see how far soccer can take me. I refuse to accept being average because I know if I did that would be an insult to everyone who has believed in me and helped me get to this point.