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This is the Story


One thing I have not shared to some. I have both earned and have been blessed to be honored the co-captain position for the Mesa Community College Thunderbird men's
soccer team. The story starts out like this....

The plan was to finish some pre-physical therapy science classes for the 2006-2007 school year. Soccer was not in the front of my mind. I remember thinking about 2 years ago that it would be cool to be eligible to play, but then there was no time. I was both working, going to school, helping out with the youth. Deep down though I wanted a second change. My first year of college in 2001 I was going to try to walk on at the Chandler/Gilbert community college for soccer. But after the first two weeks during the summer before tryouts I chickened out. I was carrying the fear of not being able to handle both full time school and soccer. So I QUIT!!! And that has been a pattern in my life that I still am trying to be healed from. Of course when you back out of something because of fear you regret it and wish that you can get a second chance. Well after 5 years, I got a second chance. It started by talking to my brother about signing up for classes at MCC. I also in the meantime had been saving up money since January of 2006. When thinking about signing up for classes I had a little thought, what if I tried to walk on the team? I could use the money I saved up for the 3 months of the season and work again afterwards.

One thing I didn't mention though was that I tried to get a tryout with the Chandler/Gilbert Soccer team. However, Classes didn't line up and I wasn't able to get my physics class (it just wasn't available). I also had a prophetic dream the night before I tried to work out my school schedule with the soccer schedule. In this dream, it didn't work out. So after this I thought this idea of playing for 1 semester was dead. But it wasn't. So where was I.....

Oh so classes worked out perfectly through MCC. And the ease of things started revealing itself. The day after things not working out at CGCC, I contacted the "new" coach via cell phone (who was in N. Carolina at the time). And at first he said that I probably wouldn't be eligible due to my many years of college. He wasn't going to come back for a couple weeks but the team already were practicing and playing in the mornings at the school. He connected me with them, and I knew my job was to see if I was eligible. It turned out that I was and so I started playing with the guys in the morning. 2 weeks later the head coach comes back and we are into tryouts, and I haven't quit yet. Had tempting thoughts to back out but I knew this was something I needed to help me with my fear and confidence. The week of tryouts happen and the coach is happy with what he see's, and I get a spot on the team. Not only a spot but was recognized as one of two teammates to received a small scholarship, and the co-captain position. Very blessed, thank you Lord for second chances.

But it has been challenging, a lot of old issues has risen. Confidence in myself, fear of making a mistake, silly stuff like that, oh and dealing with teamates who are hard to get along with. But I know God is going to give me victory otherwise I wouldn't have been given a second chance.

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God is good!

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