ABBY'S LAST HOME GAME
Becky, Molly, Sam and I headed up to Bourbonnais, Illinois this afternoon to watch Abby play her last home soccer game at Olivet Nazarene University.
Abby's a two-year captain and a senior for the Tigers. She was honored, along with three other senior players and other team support staff, in a halftime midfield ceremony.
The Tigers went on to defeat Trinity International University 2-1 in only the second win against TIU in the four years Abby's played against the Chicago-area team.
Jared was able to join us after his team's practice and an intramural flag football game. We celebrated around a Monical's pizza table later in the evening. I'm grateful for these moments and this privilege.
Who would have thought getting invited by her friend Betsy to play soccer in a tournament as a guest in fifth grade would have led to such a solid and enduring high school and collegiate soccer career? Abby has been a top-notch student athlete all the way through. You can't imagine how proud we are!
The 11-6-1 Tigers will play the first match of their CCAC conference tournament on Saturday at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois. Best wishes for a strong finish!