Hello and welcome to my first blog post for my digital marketing class!! For my blog I have chosen to write about water polo since it is how I occupy most of my time. I am a junior at Siena and I am fortunate enough to be continuing my water polo career here at the collegiate level. I have been playing since I was about eight years old, and since then water polo has been my favorite thing to do.
One of the reasons why I love playing water polo so much is because the people around me that make the experience so memorable. My teammates are some of my greatest friends now and I am still close the ones that I played with in high school. There is something about working together that strengthens our bond with one another. All the teams I have been on have sort of created a family dynamic amongst the group. We look to each other for support when we are down and praise one another when things are going well.
An article from USA Hockey outlines the 5 qualities that should be present in a teammate. There’s hard work, discipline, respect, selflessness and enthusiasm. What it really comes down to is working hard for the people around you, because you know that they are going to do the same for you. There are times when you don’t want to wake up at 6 am and jump into a cold pool, or get back in the weight room when you are recovering from the flu, or stay up late to finish the work that you missed while you were traveling. But for me, when I need something to remind me why I do these things I just have to look at the people surrounding me who are always pushing through. They keep me going and I try my best to do the same for them. At the end of the day we are all striving towards the same goal. I am very thankful to be a part of my team and cannot wait to get our season started this spring. I will use this blog to update how we are doing as we progress through the 2017 season!!