It's More Than Just a Game
Below is a reflection written by Susquehanna University women's lacrosse senior Stephanie Dowling about her 2020 season.
Not every child has the opportunity to find a sport that they love and have the opportunity to play throughout high school and college. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, senior student-athletes were not able to finish out their athletic careers.
I am one of those athletes.
The first college lacrosse game I saw was Princeton University vs. Penn State in 2009. My parents took me to see a friend of ours play the sport that ended up being a huge part of my life.
I played for my town, a club team, and my high school before being recruited to play at Susquehanna University. I also have had the opportunity to coach for Centercourt Lacrosse Club.
When I was younger everyone used to say, "time flies when you're having fun," or "appreciate it while it lasts, it goes so quickly." I can picture 8-year-old me, waving this off. I can picture 18-year-old me, waving this off.
22-year-old me realized how right they were.