Dedicated: devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity. College athletes are determined, driven and dedicated to continue to excel and be the best they can be in their sport. In the off season athletes strive to continue to be better than the season before.
Athletes come and go into the gym on every break from school they have. Christmas break is a huge time when athletes come into the gym to train before season. This Christmas break Irelyn came into the gym to stay in shape while home from Michigan State. Irelyn made the Michigan State Women's Lacrosse team this fall. She is extremely excited about her spring season coming up and extremely excited to finally hang up her pennant with the rest of the college athletes in the gym.
Irelyn talked to the athletes and told them how important it is to continue to want to be better and to work hard everyday and how awesome it is to be in place that wants you to strive and be the best you can be.
"I couldn't wait to come into the gym and hang up my pennant, I worked so hard to be able to make the team and I couldn't have done it without the help of Hannah, she pushed me to work hard and taught me to love the sport even more. I am thankful for being pushed to succeed and be the best I can be here at Starting Line." Irelyn Ankenbauer