By Haley Overstreet
|Seniors lacrosse players Julianne Bove, Brianne Sugatan, Haley Overstreet, and Meghin Martin. Kim Black photograph.|
Throughout my internship I was able to see how the recruit process works, from a coaches perspective not a players this time, create a strenuous strength and conditioning plan for the offseason, and complete several meniscal tasks that are like behind the scenes work. Although, I have always known I wanted to become a coach at some point, this experience has prepared me as well as increased my desire to influence young athletes on and off the field. Now that my playing days are over and my college experience has come to an end, the next chapter of my life will be dedicated to teaching the game, aiding in the development of respectable well-rounded women, and keeping the passion for the sport alive within my players. I can only hope that one day my future players can look back at the short-lived time they were able to play, and say that I made a positive impact in their lives, just as I can say about Karen Harvey and all the coach’s that I was fortunate enough to ever play for. Each and every single one of them have influenced my life in some way and helped me become the person I am today, for that I am grateful.