MVA’s theme for the year has been, “purpose” and “what’s your why.” The quote on the back of all the MVA team practice shirts is, “Efforts and courage is nothing without purpose and direction.”
This theme of purpose ties in perfectly with May’s core value of Grit because in order to exert grit and excel in hardship you have to have a reason for doing so. For some players it may be becoming the best they can be for themselves and the team. For others it may be aspiring to play in college. Regardless, there are goals and in mind that allow players to push through when the going gets tough.
MSA defines grit as never stopping and excelling in hardship, a value that can be developed and grown throughout player’s careers.
As the spring season comes to an end for most MVA teams, coaches were able to identify one player from each team who not only exerted grit once or twice, but consistently throughout the season. The players listed below received a pin as well as a hand-written note from their coach signed by MSA Directors.
Congrats to all players picked by their coaches! The MVA grit players are listed and pictured below.
Whether it’s in sports or life, we encourage everyone to think, what’s YOUR why? May you pursue your why with grit. For more on grit in life and how it separates successful people from others, click here. Also, check out this great article on letting failure fuel your power.
(Not all players pictured)
12’s: Layla Visser, Hope Davies, Grace Reidel, Emma Leonard, Jordann Hudnell
13’s: Ellen McNair, Averie Zashak, Anna Kinsman, Amanda Wolf, Avery Palmateer, Frances Young, Katarina Lalic
14’s: Lizzie McIntosh, Hannah Lourido, Ainsley Weeber, Avery Greene, Kaylin Mccullough, Alexis Hofmann, Ellie Smith, Mackenzie Davis, Maria McFarland
15’s: Katie Stotts, Rachel Carlson, Avery Walta, Madison Bott, Grace Greenop, Leah Kramer
16’s: Jordyn Gates, Kendall Kreuger, Sophie Duits, Conally Cooper
17’s + 18’s: Andi Salasky, Andrea Schriver, Heather Coffman, Catherine Geers, Nicole Whan