Out of all four years I’ve played soccer at Harding, this is by far my favorite season. Our team has made an effort to connect with each other on and off the field and focus on our relationships with Christ.
I am so grateful that each player on the team decided to come and play for Harding. Each newcomer has influenced our team and brought new strategies to make us better. God has blessed every single woman with gifts that contribute to our whole team’s dynamic and athletic ability.
During this season, we are learning how to handle adversity and loss. Each day is a new challenge, and we decided that as a team, we would focus on “winning” one day at a time. As individuals and as a team, we are always looking for more ways to improve our performance, including extra practice time, watching film and individual sessions. In each game we continue to grow and get better, not only in soccer but as a family. That growth helps us know we are not alone in the fight to win, but that we have each others’ backs when facing a challenge head on.
As Harding’s soccer team, we have a legacy to uphold. In years past, we tended to have a winning season — this year we strive to continue that legacy.
As we enter into the second half of our season, we are currently in a good position to win the conference tournament. However, there are still a lot of games left, and anything can happen. All the teams we will be facing within the next three weeks know each other well and know what to expect. The way we play will determine whether or not we will host the Great American Conference tournament, which starts Nov. 14. No matter the outcome, this team will continue to stay connected and give all glory to our Creator.