we have been lucky enough create more friendships and memories than most people dream of. We have grown as people and learned more lessons from athletes and coaches than school could ever teach us. So, when the moment comes, when the clock strikes 0:00, and its all said and done, while inevitable sadness will strike, I’d like to offer a little bit of advice.
Take it all in. take a look at the stands to see our family and friends who have been there to support you every step of the way, remember to be thankful. Take a look at your teammates to the left and to the right of you, and think about how these people have shaped your life , remember to never let these relationships go. Take a look at the playing stage, whatever it may be, one last time and replay all the great victories and celebrations, remember to cherish those feelings of triumph. Take time to reflect on all the years you’ve played, remember to never take those years and opportunities for granted.