In the Life of a Fish: Alex Regin
September 12, 2008
The Palm Beach Atlantic University women's soccer team has gotten off to an interesting start for the 2008 season. After two overtime games in their first four games as well as a few other suprises along the way, adversity appears to have found its way to the Fish. However, the future still remains bright for the young Fish including today's blog from sophomore defensive standout Alex Regin.
You can look at our game one or two ways. Fierce or not so fierce. I'd like to say fierce!..(some of you may not know the fierce walk so I'm going to leave it up to the ones who do..haha) Despite our loss I think we held our game. TP (AKA..Tor Power) ripped a beauty about 20 yards away from the goal that just hit off the post. Grace had a few chances that almost got in there and Kuhn (AKA..AK) almost had a back post slaughter, just missing the goal by a foot or so. Not only did we have great shot opportunities, but we also had some great build ups from the defense to the midfield. Coach made a great point at practice today, "you can look at the statistics on paper, but it will never show all the hard work and the improvements that we had in this game." I think that we have shown great improvements from the start of the season and are continually getting better.
"Brothers(or should I say sistas!), I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." -Phlippians 3:13-14
Each day, each moment is an opportunity to forget the past and move on. It's a choice as to what you are going to do and as a team, we are looking ahead to our next game.
God is the most important part of my life and for me I would have to say that this year has been one of the most growing years on and off the field. The lessons coach has taught me on the field have carried into my personal life which has helped me tremendously. One lesson I have learned is that we recieve the most from the Lord as we embrace these hard times looking with hope toward a time of growth. From this place of growth, we will know better what to do when the opportunity arises for a "next time."
Here is a quote from Morning Star Journal that I think fits what we are going through as a team and to where we are headed!!
We go through seasons of rain for nourishment but before that time the Lord has to break up the hard ground around our hearts to prepare us for the new seeds and growth. Then the rain will come, nourishing all that the Lord has taught us. When the rain stops. and the "Son" begins to shine upon us, we will begin to grow in many areas of or lives. And in this growing we will be changed into a new person.
I'm so exctied for what lies ahead!!