Senior returns to play soccer

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Senior returns to play soccer

Indy Dhillon said he feels proud of his accomplishments to play soccer for the Mayfield men's team.

Indy Dhillon said he feels proud of his accomplishments to play soccer for the Mayfield men's team.

Indy Dhillon

Indy Dhillon said he feels proud of his accomplishments to play soccer for the Mayfield men's team.

Indy Dhillon

Indy Dhillon

Indy Dhillon said he feels proud of his accomplishments to play soccer for the Mayfield men's team.

Tyler Nungesser, Guest Writer

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Two years ago, then-sophomore Indy Dhillon made a return to play soccer.

After deciding to return to the sport he loved, Dhillon was joyful he did it. He said, “Looking back, I can say I am very happy with my return because I made varsity, I played with my friends, and I am happy that I proved myself because if I didn’t, I would have been very sad about not taking the chance. You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, and I took the shot.”

As the summer went on, Dhillon was more determined to make the team because he wanted to prove to himself that he could do it. He said, “But then, I started working harder and harder, starting pushing myself. I stayed after practices sometimes to get extra work in, and I always tried to finish in front of the line.”

Dhillon also noticed kids picking on him as he tried to make the team. He said, “When I first started playing, there were a lot of freshmen that would make fun of me, and stuff like that. I didn’t pay mind to that though, because I was there to work, and I had a job to do.”

Ever since his childhood, Dhillon was attracted to the sport of soccer. He said, “I wanted to return to soccer so badly because ever since I was a child, six years old or something like that, I’ve always loved the sport of soccer. It’s always been a part of me and I’ve always played it, and I’ve seen it as a way to express myself.”

As he decided he was going to play soccer again, Dhillon was afraid of not making the team. He said, “One of the biggest challenges was that I was afraid to get cut. If I got cut, I knew I wouldn’t be proving my talents.”

Looking back, Dhillon was satisfied with his return to soccer. He said, “Of course Im proud of myself! I overcame a big fear, and I think I proved myself to my coach, my teammates, and the doubters.”