I'm the girl that warmed the bench in 7th grade,
dutifully handing out water and watching the score with bouncing knees.
The person who makes random posters
for the upper classmen on the last day of the season
The one who was excited to buy her first pair of cleats, and be part of something bigger than herself.
The girl who gave the pep talks to her team in 8th grade,
then sat back down on the bench.
I'm the team mate who accidently scored in her own teams goal...
And that kid who shouted the loudest.
and made up corny school chants, rhyming names with jibberish- some of them stuck.
I'm their person who tried out for high school sports in 9th grade,
I was one of 3 freshmen that didn’t quit the team after preseason.
I was the team member who arrived at practice early,