True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.
Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.
Sports can do so much. It's given me confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and motivation.
Sports can do so much. They've given me a framework: meeting new people, confidence, self-esteem, discipline, motivation. All these things I learned, whether I knew I was learning them or not, through sports.
Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.
Many people say I'm the best women's soccer player in the world. I don't think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
Learn to differentiate between what is truly important and what can be dealt with at another time.
Every single day I wake up and commit myself to becoming a better player. Some days it happens, and some days it doesn't. Sure, there are games I'm going to dominate and there are going to be games when I struggle. But it doesn't mean I give up.
If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion.
Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be fun.
Sports are not about awards or world championships, though those are great. They're about the relationships we have with each other.
Sport taught me how to goal set, it really gave me a voice and identity.
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