Sports are a part of so many people's lives. Many people love to watch and play sports. It has become a part of everyday life for many people especially in America. Playing sports gives people a chance to have a goal: a goal to be better, faster, and stronger. Also being in a team sports gives many people a sense of belonging. Watching sports gives people a chance celebrate together. It brings people together so that they can cheer on their team to hopefully, a victory. Sometimes, people forget just how much sports affect people's lives. One can feel the sense of achievement after a win and the sense of failure after a loss. It might not mean as much in life but most people know that feeling and can relate to others because of it.
Being a student athlete is not new for me but in college it's been a very different experience. Although I do not get to play much this year, I truly enjoy being on the softball team. During this game, I was put in to pinch run for Missie Feuerbach and I scored the third run! I have played softball since I was 7 years old and I have gained a lot of knowledge not just about softball, but about life. In softball, the mental game is everything. If a person does not walk up to the plate with the right mentality, then usually the person doesn't get on base. There's so much that I have already learned this year and much that I have improved on. Concordia has a great program and a great team. I have never been on a more supportive and enthusiastic team. I hope to see many more wins come from our team coming into April and throughout the rest of the season!