Alyssa Gates, Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement
If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily --
but for something that tugs at your heart
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
This poem may not be an award-winner or that deep in any way, but it's been a part of my life for a long time. It was introduced to me before a sectional field hockey game in high school and I used it with my own players when I was a college coach, and again with our athletes here at Marist.