November 8th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Returning to Ireland from Spain snapped me back to reality very quickly. The sunny beaches of San Sebastian were replaced with the rain-swept green landscapes of Ireland. Yet, I was happy to be back. My trip to Spain was a lovely vacation from my responsibilities in Waterford, but I know that I still have a lot of work to do here and I was eager to get back to it. Most of all, I was itching to get back on the court.

In a way, playing basketball has been one of the only constants in my life. No matter where I’ve been—my hometown in Twinsburg, Ohio, my alma mater St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, or here in Waterford—the one thing that has never changed is my love for that leather ball. When I step onto the court, I feel like a different person. I’m free. When I have the ball in my hand, I feel like I can do anything. All my outside stresses and worries melt away until I can think of nothing but the play at hand. I think it is the only time that I truly live in the moment, that I am completely present in the present. I have never felt more alive in my life than when I am playing. I guess that’s why I’ve given my life to basketball—because basketball has given me life.

I hope that while I’m here in Waterford I can transfer some of my passion for the game to the children I coach. As I aim to do that, I will continue to play with all the fire that I can possibly muster, giving life to the game that has given me so much. 


Victory Scholar: Katie Fox

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: St. Francis College

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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