The 2018 Rams Reflect is the third in a series of annual collections. Senior captains and representatives of Suffolk teams have been invited to contribute viewpoints based on personal experience from both their senior seasons and full varsity careers at Suffolk.
For a complete listing of past and present Rams’ Reflections, click here.
Ambely Mendes | Hometown: Brockton, Mass. | Biology
I️t all started with an overnight stay. Entering college, I️ knew I️ wanted to be a part of the women’s soccer team. All through high school I️ played various sports, but my passion resided in soccer.
I had a great experience freshman year and made friendships and memories that I️ will forever carry with me. Being a Ram was one of my life changing experiences at Suffolk. As I️ look back, as senior, I️ know that I️ can count on any of the girls to be there when I️ need them.
Being a student-athlete has definitely been a challenge, but I️ knew that I️ wanted to be involved as much as I️ could, apart from academics. Unfortunately, sophomore year, I️ couldn’t commit but throughout that year I️ missed the game, but most importantly the bond I️ had made with the girls. The best part of being a Ram for me was the bonds I️ formed and the everlasting friendship I️ have made with the girls.
My last season with the girls taught me more than just soccer, but how passionate and determined we were as a team. Thinking back to senior night, I️ couldn’t believe that it was almost over. At the end of the day, we all came together and gave everything we had on the field. As a team, we came and conquered. You girls will always be my family!