For those of you who aren’t aware, my name is Alexander Saadi (or Saadi for short) and I am a graduating senior marketing major. I also played some soccer during my time here.

Senior year is an interesting one.You are ready to leave, but not quite. I don’t really want to find a job and stop doing awesome things anytime I feel like it. But we can’t always get what we want…I guess. Anyway, I feel like Trinity is what you make of it. It can be horrible, or it can be pretty decent. It’s up to the student. Thankfully, I had a pretty great time thanks to my involvement with the soccer team here. Ever since I was little I would come watch games at Trinity, hoping one day to play for such a great team. I was lucky to get the chance and it would change everything.

Freshman preseason was the worst. You’re scared, nervous, tired, hot and alone in a way. You don’t really know anyone on the team yet and it sucks. Luckily you get through it. Sophomore and junior year are much better, but they are a blur. Senior year is the weird one. I feel like as a senior there was much more risk taking involved. “No risk, no reward” as I always say. But senior year in sports makes you give a little extra; whether it’s training for preseason fitness tests or contemplating whether to go out on a Tuesday or not. You just want to do that little bit of extra work and get the most out of your time. That being said the senior class of soccer players is the closest group of friends I have ever been around. We have always been around each other from day one, and we will go out together at the end of the day. So really I want to say thank you to Jeff, MJ, Ben, Yuri, Sean, Brian, Darren and even you Victor…although you are a 22-year-old sophomore. These people are some decent guys and I hope the best for all of them.  So there’s only a week or so left. Just do whatever you wanted to do before you leave. It’s easier said than done, but it’s worth it in the end. No regrets. Oh and Saadi doesn’t suck.