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Monday, February 15, 2016

Boys' Football Team Develop During SAISA Tournament

Being one of the captains of the Boys' 2016 Football Team alongside Jusung Jung was a great experience of enjoyment and growth. I couldn't be any happier with the boys' performances as the tournament came to a close. Getting the tournament started took us some time, as not everyone on the team had proper experience of being a part of a SAISA team. Additionally, we had an extremely turbulent season with many injuries, illnesses, and last minute dropouts.

Because of this, we went into the tournament with a wounded morale. This made it even more difficult. But over the span of the tournament the young team learned to fight hard no matter the circumstances that were imposed on us. The boys' learned how to fight against our flaws; the hunger to win unleashed within them and it really showed on the final day. Although I couldn't play in the game against OSC - the finalists in this tournament - it was the moment when the team just clicked. Watching them battle from the sidelines truly inspired me. They shed every drop of sweat for each member of the team. Even though the game ended in a 1-0 loss, the boys' showed everyone who watched what we were capable of. In the last game, I came to the realization that I couldn't let the boys' down for what they had grown to be - a band of brothers. I strapped on a knee brace and played for them, and this is a lesson that I will never forget. I know now that nothing can stop you if you put your heart and soul into it. I would like this message to be passed on to the young Lincoln Leopards for years to come.

In conclusion, finishing fifth was not what we desired, but it was the learning and growth that made us proud and happy. I wish the boys' good luck next year and I encourage them to carry the hunger and motivation they showed on the football pitch to everything they do in life. 

By Suryansh Vaidya