The Van Morrison song "Brown Eyed Girl" was also recorded by Jimmy Buffet in July of 1999 when he added during a percussion stanza, "Put me on that girl's soccer team, I'm ready! Girls rule!" I'm sure he was referring to the USA Women's Soccer team after they won the World Cup in early July, but little (and big girls) playing soccer thought that was the coolest reference to "their sport". One little girl was my daughter, Olivia, and today marked the culmination of youth, club, high school and college soccer! Whooohooo!
The James Madison University Women's Soccer Program was a great fit for her, and it's been a wonderful four years of supporting her and the team. Today, the senior players with their parents were honored at the start of their last home game as a Lady Duke. It was a great moment in that we participated in their tradition on the field for the National Anthem by tapping the heels of the player in front of you. The 3-0 win over The College of Charleston was the icing on the top of a wonderful day, and I'm very thankful for that!
BSoleille! The bright side of Girls Rule!!!!
Photo of the honored seniors: Olivia, Lauren Wilson, Becky Sparks and Haley Miller