Part of a team

Here’s a useful tip to upcoming high schoolers: The best way to make new friends is by joining a sports team.

It seems like a cliché, but being part of a team is like having a second family. They’re always there for you, no matter what. The bonds and friendships made through working endlessly on plays and strategies brings people together and ultimately creates a bond that is everlasting.

My field hockey team and I work endlessly to harmonize together as one. We have learned to accomplish things together and not just as individuals. We have learned the importance of trust and how we need to rely on each other during every practice, every game, and every play.

We have learned to have solidarity and share an understanding about the consideration for all other members of our team because we have a devoted coalition with one another. We choose to fuse together as a single entity so that we can work well on the field together. All animosity and distress is lost out there on the field. It’s an open slate ready for us to make our everlasting mark on that team and on others in the future posterity.

Behind the facade of the tough and relentless players out there on the pitch, with eye black dripping down our faces from the perspiration building up in our bodies, there is an inner strength that pushes us all to be the best, for every second of every game.

When playing I seem disconnected with the world around me. I’m only interested in winning and putting forward my best effort. If you don’t put your best effort in everything you do, then what’s the point of trying? To succeed, we must put forth all our might and all of our will. Everyone has the will to win, but not everyone has the will to get better. And in the end, that will make all the difference.

I can’t remember a better feeling than running, full speed down the field. My legs unable to quiver because of the invincible feeling rushing through my veins as I speed dribble the ball. A quick pull left, then a sudden pull right to avoid the oncoming defenders. Their stern and determined faces staring right into me as I look up when maneuvering the ball. My motivation to be the best has overpowered their courage and taken on its own track.

I shoot, and score. A covert smile appears on my face every time, trying to hide my excitement so that I can keep my head in the game. I rush to hug my teammates, because it wasn’t just me who made that goal, it was all of us, collaborating as one. Working together, fusing together, staying together, all for that one moment of greatness.

Erika Hvolbeck is a junior at Greenwich High School.

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