This week we have been getting ready to open our season and unfortunately, we have already been dealt one of life's lessons. One of our players, a freshman, had her mom pass away suddenly. It's a tough transition anyway to be away from home your first year of college and then this happens. As sad as this is, it just goes to show how precious life is and how it can be taken away at any moment. When I got to talk to the team later that afternoon after practice, I could tell that they had heavy hearts and that this player was on their mind. As we were talking, I was very proud of the athletes standing before me. Some had tears coming down their face, others were thinking of what to do when she gets back on campus. They were coming together like a family should.
No matter what you are doing, stop and make sure you tell your loved ones how much you love them. As for the softball team, we are Fighting Squirrels and we will keep on practicing and playing. Life is tough at times but we will survive. To my player, we are with you in spirit and you are in our hearts and minds. To your mom, R. I. P. Until next time, GO SQUIRRELS!!!!