My year without EF was incredibly busy, what with graduating from high school and starting university and the like.
My last year of youth soccer was a huge success, with my team going 30+ games unbeaten in the league. My last indoor season of u18 was one of my best ever, as I helped my team dominate the top division in Calgary. We finished second in the provincial tournament, losing in the final to the team that would later make up the majority of FC Edmonton's reserves.
The following outdoor season was less of a highlight for me. An annoying foot injury plagued most of my season, limiting me to 8 games, mostly as a substitute. However, my team still had a great season, again going undefeated and winning the league for the second season in a row. We managed to FINALLY win provincials this summer, which meant we got to represent Alberta at club nationals this October, where we finished 5th. Unfortunately, nationals will not be one of my fondest soccer memories, with a hip injury limiting my playing time to just two 45 minute appearances at the tournament. Still, I love being able to say that I played for the 5th best club team in the country
This spring I signed a letter of intent to the U of C Dinos, who I trained with throughout the spring and summer. Unfortunately, what I can only describe as a poor first impression resulted in me getting red shirted this year, which meant I didn't get any playing time, except in a few preseason friendlies.
As of now, I'm basically in "soccer purgatory." Preperation for the next university season doesn't start until summer, so I'm just playing with a mens team until then to keep in shape. I still go to drop in soccer and practices with my old team as often as I can.
As for school, I graduated with good grades and got a few scholarships. I had a girlfriend for a few months, but we broke up right before prom, so I didn't have a date
At university I'm majoring in communications, only because journalism wasn't offered at my university. I actually wrote my last exam for the first semester this morning, and am now on winter break.
I also tried my hand at coaching last year, and even got paid to do some summer soccer camps. It was fun, but the kids were so young it was more like babysitting. I also recently got a part time job at a comedy club, which I've enjoyed alot. This spring I'm hoping to get some sports journalism experience, writing articles for the website of the soccer club that I played for.
Holy sh*t that was longer than I thought it would be.