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Student Blogger: Kendra Yurt '20
Posted 05/01/2018 09:54AM

How am I involved outside of the classroom?

Hello, my name is Kendra Yurt, and I am a sophomore here at Mercy. When I am not working hard at academics in the classroom, I am working hard out on the lacrosse field. Lacrosse is the most amazing sport anyone could play. Since it is such a new program, there are not any tryouts, and you do not have to know how to play. I remember when I was a freshman, I had never picked up a stick in my life. Freshman year, I was the captain of the JV team, which was the best experience of my life, playing beside some of the most wondrous young women and coaches. The season ending is so sad because I love it so much. However, right then and there, I begin thinking about lacrosse for the upcoming year.

This year, as a sophomore, I am on Varsity alongside the best team players and considerate coaches anyone could ask for. This year, so far, has been unbelievable, with our team on a winning streak, being undefeated. Our team holds a very special bond with one another, which allows us to have unbreakable chemistry on the field, bringing us to victory. One thing we did together was spend a weekend in St. Louis, playing games and just having a splendid time. That trip allowed me to grow much closer to some of my teammates and get to know new ones that began playing this year. Furthermore, this season is very special to me because my sister is the senior goalie on the team. Even though I have only played two years with her, those were the best moments of my life. I will miss her dearly when she graduates, and I am not going to be surprised if I shed a few tears on Senior Night.

All in all, deciding to play lacrosse was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It keeps me busy and focused in school because I have to keep my GPA up to play a sport. It has also allowed me to meet new friends and bond with other classes, not just sophomores. Being a part of a team is the most comfortable welcoming feeling that I will ever experience. Sharing these bonds with my teammates is something that can never be replaced, and I know we will be teammates today, and sisters tomorrow.


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