Congratulations to the fall sports teams. Throughout the past couple of months the school has passed by and watched as all of you became collegiate athletes. We have seen you running around campus numerous times with a certain amount of pain and determination set in your faces. We have heard the echoes of your coaches’ voices bouncing off of the dorm walls as they told you how you could be the very best.
Every student can be heard complaining about the tons of work that is piled into their schoolbags to be completed by the next class. But many students overlook the fact that athletes carry the same amount of workload but with an extracurricular activity to boot. The long bus rides and torn muscles and make-up tests are sacrifices that athletes are willing to give for their sport.
Hardships and setbacks are arduous but inevitable. The women’s field hockey team had its assistant coach leave and a head coach who was battling cancer. Yet, we watched you practice everyday sometimes alone and sometimes with an old friend helping out as you made your way up the ladder and to the championship game. The men’s soccer team battled through a rebuilding this year as the young team made its to the playoffs. The women’s soccer team made it to the playoffs as well. The women’s track team made it to the championship with a team who pushed each other to succeed and managed to send a runner to nationals. The men’s track team won the championship with various injured runners. The tennis and volleyball teams showed that playing a sport is about working hard, friendships and the thrill that you can get out of being on a court that you love.
There is no “I” in team and Cabrini athletics demonstrate that this overused clich