Saturday, June 21, 2008

Schuyler Soccer Player Signs with the College of Saint Mary Soccer Program

I would like to introduce the newest member of the CSM soccer team, Carissa Orborny. Carissa graduated from Schuyler Central High School this year and was the teammate of Amanda Brabec who signed with us in May. Carissa plays midfield and defense and is a very quick player. She signed today during her school orientation. Welcome Carissa!

With Carissa joining the team, that makes the largest CSM soccer team in 5 years with 19 players. The current players are Daniela Padilla, Melissa King, Jessie McLaughlin, Claudia Cardenas, Tiffany Reis, Nikki Prusha, Kira Cross, Amanda Brabec, Carissa Orborny, Mollie Jones, Abbey Arlt, Jackie Swanger, Kaela Croushorn, Katie Archibald, Courtney Pearcy, Hillary Brown, Erin Peterson, Sara Schwieger and Jessica Alexander.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Glory Road

I was flipping through channels tonight on TV and I came across the movie "Glory Road." It is the story of the Texas Western basketball team who in 1966 thrilled portions of the nation by winning the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship with an all-black starting lineup, thus breaking an unspoken barrier and transforming the history of college basketball. The team had to face all kinds of adversity that year, especially from those who were racist. The team responded to the adversity by becoming closer, by encouraging each other and inspiring each other to overcome everything and play to play great. It wasn't an easy road. It was very difficult for the whole team. But I was inspired by the movie--it shows that a team, if they stay close to each other and support each other through adversity, great things can happen. I would recommend the movie if you haven't seen it. It is awesome.