Oct. 16, 2010
Another tough conference weekend, but an exciting win. It was awesome to be back at the UNM soccer complex in front of our home crowd. If you have not had a chance to see us play, this weekend will be your last opportunity. We take on BYU in our senior game Saturday night. Don't miss it! I will be dedicating the next few blog posts to our graduating seniors. Liz Lambert, Kate Wyrick, Kerrin Stephan and Rachel Fields have been outstanding teammates and role models for all of the underclassman. The commitment they have shown over the past four years has been nothing but enthusiastic and dedicated. I have asked each of the girls to reflect on their time at the University of New Mexico, and write a little bit about what being a Lobo means to them. Starting with my old playing partner (at center back) Liz Lambert . I hope you all enjoy it!
Ask her opponents, ask her teammates, they will tell you Liz is... without a doubt... a dominating presence. Her unmatched athleticism, tenacious mentality, and defensive finesse make even her most worthy opponents seem for lack of talent. Her competitive drive and the passion she holds for her team make Liz the epitome of Lobo soccer. I've never before met someone carrying such humble strength and resiliency in the face of countless obstacles. She has surpassed all expectations placed before her and obtained nothing short of admiration from myself, her teammates, coaches, family, friends, and fans for the bravery and character she has shown. I've come to respect Liz above and beyond any other player I've been blessed to call a teammate. From the day I met her, I envied her confidence, her natural ability, and her demanding personality that enabled her teammates to achieve their potential and perform their very best. As a person she is unconditionally loyal, patient, and selfless. I know I can speak for all 30 girls on the team when I say simply that, we love her. Liz will always have my upmost respect and esteem for the individual she is and the player she has supported me to be.