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College Lacrosse

Being thankful for everything you are given, for free.

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Today, there is a large argument being developed of whether or not college D1 athletes should be paid. Many people forget that the student athletes that are under discussion for salary, are already given so much. Tutors, clothes, shoes, and almost an unlimited amount of food are always available.  Being a student athlete, I always thought it was a bit selfish and conceded to ask for more than we are already given. Over the past year, the University of Michigan has been constructing a brand new facility on south campus for the men's and women's lacrosse teams. The facility is state of the art and when finished in January, will be the top facility for D1 lacrosse. The new turf field, which we have started practice on already, has become not only my workplace, but home for every lacrosse related activity. Being given this new, state of the art facility has instilled great appreciation on our team. The appreciation that has been instilled in us, has made us work harder and want to earn our new facility. The hard work has ultimately made our team better, harder workers. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Everything that you are given, that you should be thankful for, is a privilege. Seeing that most things are a privilege, they can be taken away in a second, leaving you without them and wishing you were thankful before.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Mae and I am a senior at the University of Michigan. I am also a member of the Varsity Women's Lacrosse Team. I am studying Biosychology, Cognition, Neuroscience and plan to attend grad school for Occupational therapy next fall.

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