Cobber Premier League
Posted on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 by Sage Thornbrugh
With the presence of Spring–if you can call this a Spring–comes the men’s soccer spring season. Despite being hurt for an extended period of time now (plantar fasciitis), Kathleen, our athletic trainer, allowed me to play for over half of our practice on Tuesday. I am very thankful to her for that; to finally play again was such a liberating feeling. I felt as though I had been locked up in chains all Winter, only allowed the temporary and unsatisfactory freedom of indoor soccer or futsal.
I had so much energy out there to burn that I couldn’t stop running around. I was chasing balls left and right, chasing players all around the pitch, and just having a good time in general. It felt incredible to be able to play outside again.
One of the nice things about Spring is that we have our Spring intra-team tournament, cleverly titled the Cobber Premier League. After an underwhelming opening day of practice in which I couldn’t participate, our team went 0-4 in the first round of games. I was cleared by our trainer to play in two of our games during our second session, though, and we went 2-2. It felt good to be able to finally play, but it felt even better to help the team get some wins!