Megan Miller is a senior Oregon State player and a recovering soccer addict. She’s now been soccer sober for several months since her career with the Beavers came to an end. With her college tenure coming to a close, this is her update:
Remember when you were a kid and people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Back then it was okay to say an astronaut, or a superhero, or a professional tightrope walker. Then when you actually do grow up, people still ask you what you want to be. But this time, they are ready for a serious answer. And trust me, it’s a little scary.
Technically speaking, a student-athlete is a student before an athlete. Yes, we’ve all heard that before. But I, like many other collegiate athletes, chose to play a sport for my university for a reason: to compete at the highest level possible. After all, I have been preparing for these four years of college pretty much since I could walk. And, like many others, playing collegiate soccer has helped pay for my education.
So naturally, throughout my four years soccer has been the first and foremost thing on my mind. Sometimes school had to take a back seat. Sorry, Mom. Now that being said, I have always done my best to make time for my studies – as difficult as it may be. And seeing as June is approaching, and I will be graduating, the pressure is on.
Follow Megan’s story after the jump