The Goalie Life

November 7, 2015

 

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Hi everyone,

I hope you had a nice week (and Saturday). This week was a quite of a ride for me, as our field hockey season was coming to the end. For the past two years, I played as a defensive player. However, this year, I stepped up to be a goalie because a. I did not attend our first meeting so people assumed that I will be one and b. I half jokingly said that I wanted to be the goalie because I don’t like running.

I still remembered the first time I put the goalie suit on, as it was terrifying and exciting at the same time. It was about 90 degrees, so I was sweating like crazy. I felt like I had a mobile sauna room on me, but that did not scare my away from the job. I ended up loving it! I feel like an Avenger whenever I stopped a ball (especially a high one). Of course, I had my ups and downs. There were days when stopped 1/20 balls and there were days when I felt like I was invincible. Nevertheless, I always had my incredible, amazing and 100% supportive teammates to cheer me on. I would not be who I am today without them, and for that, I’m so, so, so, thankful. They were there when I struggled. They were there when I successfully stopped a stroke. They were always there at the end of every games, running to me, hugging me, telling me that I did a good job.

So to my field hockey ladies, thank you so much and I can’t wait to play with you guys next year. Playing field hockey had taught me the importance of teamwork and so much more. Also, I want to give my three coaches – Mrs Whittington, Mrs Oliver, and Mrs Doyon – a big shout out. You guys are amazing!

Until next week

– Haylee

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