Jessica Salvi Blog #1
Aug. 30, 2007
Let's Get It Started
Aug. 30, 10:27 p.m.
There's always something special about the first game of the season; a higher level of excitement, a higher level of intensity and an even higher level of anticipation. The nerves and kinks of the first game have yet to be worked out, and the excitement and anticipation of what is yet to come is overwhelming. A million different thoughts and emotions are flying through the body all at once.
It's exciting going into the first game and finding out how the team plays together in a game situation, how all your hard work from spring, summer and two-a-days pays off, but most importantly how it sets the tone for the rest of the season.
This season, especially more than others because of the excitement, buzz and potential that run right along with it. Our team this year is incredibly talented, but on top of that, everyone has an amazing attitude and fire about them. It's like everyone knows what we are capable of and is completely committed to getting there. That goal, of course, is winning conference.
This season, although gearing towards a final destination, has to be taken one step at a time, letting no game go overlooked. Our first test is tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 31) against Sam Houston State University, a very solid place to start. It's the beginning of the end for us seniors, which means that even more so than ever, every game and every moment counts. There are no more second chances, there is no next season, and we will never again exist in this moment. We have to seize it, capitalize on it and leave everything we have on that field. Now, although that is the same attitude for all players, it is especially crucial and intensified for those of us in our last year.
This season is about an attitude, a focus, a determination and a promise. A promise we made to ourselves, our teammates, our coaches, our families, and everyone else that believes in us and wants us to succeed and live up to our potential, on and off the field. It's a promise to be perfect, and by perfect I don't mean not making mistakes, but leaving the field exhausted knowing that you did everything could, and left everything you had on that field. You gave it all to your teammates, your family. And with that.... it's game time!