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Michael Byrum
9/19 Discussion
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:27pm
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In my personal narrative I chose to write about my senior year soccer season in which we won the state championship. This season and the events leading up to the state championship was a crazy ride for me and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears had to be put in from everyone. The best coach I have ever had in my entire life for any sport I have ever played was my high school soccer coach, Aron Martin. Coach Martin actually became the principal my senior year. It is his doing that my team was able to advance as far as we did over the years, coming in second place in the state tournament my junior year, and returning the next year to win it all. Coach Martin has been pushing me and my team to our limits since the summer going into my freshmen year. We would progress over the years changing the drills and things we needed to work on as we improved. My two closest friends on the soccer team my senior year were Andreas C and Austin F, who were also the team captains that year including myself. Anytime you saw one of us on campus, the other two were always right behind or close by. All three of us were very close to Coach Martin, we all became much more than a team to the point where we were considered family. It was this bond that made everything even more special. I will never forget the day that all of my hard work for so many years actually paid off. It was a gloomy Saturday afternoon in mid-october, I was leading my team out on to the field to finish dressing and to start our warm up when it began to rain. Many people were upset about the weather, but it was my favorite time to play. Andreas, Austin, and I came together on the field and we just knew this day would be the day. We ended up winning 3 goals to 0. The final whistle blew and we immediately sprinted to Coach hugging him and we all began to cry with joy. The only menís state championship of any sport for Ridgecroft School in its 41 years and I was lucky enough to be apart of that.
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