My first blog!!

September 21st, 2011

Well hiiiii everyone,
Can you believe it’s that time of the year again??…No. No. Not the fall soccer season…Weekly Blog-A-Postpaloozaaa!! Ahh, I know I can’t..It literally snuck up on me, that combined with the fact that I had no clue I was writing the blog this year really made for quite the emotional reaction. I didn’t even know I was qualified. Last year we had Kat Armstrong a 4.0 genius writing the blog…my GPA is half of Kat’s on a good day. But I guess mistakes were made and I somehow fell backwards into telling you all my thoughts and feelings about the 2011-2012 Aggie soccer season. I am truly trilled about such a prestigious opportunity, so without further ado, as CEO of Blog Fest (probably the only time in my life I can claim being a CEO..soo excuse me for taking advantage) I hereby declare this season of Blogmania one that will be legendary and unforgettable just like all the others. Are You Ready? (Curt, see what I did there)

The Run-Down.

Sooooo as we all know the fall soccer season is well underway, unfortunately that probably means you all are also aware of the results of our last three games. A 1-3 record – definitely not the ideal start for such a talented team with the weight of a highly-anticipated season on its shoulders; it’s certainly not the start to the season that many of us envisioned. With that being said, if I have learned anything from playing this game it is this: losses bring two things to a team – a lesson and a challenge – and how a team chooses to respond to their newly-acquired adversity is what separates the great teams from the good ones. This team has the potential to be one of those great teams, and hopefully tonight that will be seen by all of you Aggie soccer fans.

The Fish Camp Game
As a student-athlete Fridays are the days I look forward to the most for one reason and one reason only, its Gameday. I wake up at the same time, have the same breakfast, (toasted peanut butter sandwich with a cup of coffee) and wait patiently for pre-game rituals to start. Tonight’s game puts a little more pep in my step, which I think is true for everyone on the team, because it is the Aggie Fish Camp Game. Last year as a first year transfer, I really did not understand all the hype of such an atmosphere, much less the concept of why the “Fish Camp Game” was sooooo different from any other game I have ever played……………and then I was playing under the lights of the most well-manicured field in the country, with thousands of students cheering for our victory……..needless to say its 90 minutes of my life I will never forget. Tonight will be my last Fish Camp game along with the rest of my senior class loves, which will make tonight unique all on its own, not just for us….but for the eleven freshmen who frankly have no clue how FREAKING SWEET tonight will be for them. It is all very exciting but at the end of the day this team is in desperate need of a turning point, and a more perfect setting could not be written in a best-selling novel. So tonight, we fight in our Texas A&M maroon, in front of thousands of fans, on our home field and BTHO Dartmouth!

What you don’t know about this sweet and beautiful Aggie…..

I am going to follow the lead of past bloggers and have a fabulous little section that allows you, as readers, the opportunity to get the inside scoop on the team and players, basically I’m providing you with: what’s hot and what’s not, who’s fab and who’s drab……you know like the 411 on everything and everyone that is Aggie Soccer. The plan is to feature a different player each week for this portion of the blog and hopefully by the end of the season you, as well as I, will learn the fun little things about each of these 24 extraordinary ladies, that I have the pleasure of calling my teammates.

While all my teammates are the bee’s knees and I love every single one of them equally (minus Shea…kidding loveee youu) there is one that I have the pleasure of calling my bestie and I am so very excited to share some of her deepest darkest secrets with all of you. (She has absolutely no idea i am doing this..none of this has been edited..it’s straight from the heart). Her name is Rachael Balaguer a.k.a Bali, Meatball, Pumpkin, Excessive Booty Slapper, and the list goes on. The more nick names you have the cooler you are…righttt??? Hahaaa. Many know her as our stud of an outside for A&M, luckily for her that’s not her only claim to fame. HAHA. Her ability to slurp Chai Tea latte’s from Starbucks like a champ and NEVER EVER just take a bite of a dessert item (its all or nothing) is honestly way more mind-boggling than her skills on the field because to look at her you would think it was a strict diet she ate to obtain her hot bod. Anyway, Bali’s indulgence has made me wonder two things over the year-and-some that I’ve known her. One: how has Starbucks NOT given her a preferred customer card, with discounts and all? And two: when she is in my wedding, I am seriously going to have to get Bali her own cake. (Sorry, hubby it’s the Bali cake, not the bachelor cake.) But honestly, Bali’s sweet tooth has taken over every part of her being because she is truly a genuine, sweet and lovely young lady. It is because of her I made it through my first year here in one piece, she has my back no matter what and without her I have no clue what I would do. So, thank you Bali, I don’t think I say it enough, how fortunate I am to have a friend like you! On that note Bali also loves: horses, all dogs, long walks on the beach, and dinners paid for. Here is her number if you are interested in the little blonde bombshell: (512)233-4288478560

**WARNING: This blog also serves as a dating service. Thanks and gig ‘em
First blog post complete. A bunch more to go. Thanks for reading.

xoxo.

Merritt

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