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.
Alexandra Nagri| Hometown: Salem, N.H. | Accounting & Finance
As I look back on my senior year of high school, I recall sitting up at night trying to decide on which college to attend. I had been accepted to some excellent schools that offered the chance to double major in finance and accounting. The schools were all so much the same, but also so different from one another. There were large, sprawling campuses out in the country, small, coastal campuses and inner-city schools, but not all had offered me the chance to continue playing sports. The decision may not have been easy, but I know now that I made the right decision choosing Suffolk. I had always been reminded that not many high school athletes go on to compete at the collegiate level (especially those who are 5-1), but I knew from a very young age that I wanted to play sports in college. That dream became a reality four years ago and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.
Suffolk and the respective coaches gave me the chance to play not one, but two of the sports that I love, at the next level, while also providing me with the perfect mix of learning and opportunity that the city of Boston provides to succeed in the business world after graduation; it was the complete package.
To my teammates:
Thank you for the countless memories over these past four years. From the very first day I walked in as a freshman, I felt like I was part of something. I have memories that I will take with me for years to come and friends that I know will be in my life until the very end. I can’t thank you all enough. Don’t take these next couple of years lightly, they will be the best years of your life. Enjoy the rest of your time, and go get the GNAC championship for all of us who wish we had one more chance at it.
To incoming freshman:
Embrace every moment. The time really does go by faster than you think. It will be hard and it will be exhausting. There will be good times and there will be bad times. There will be successful wins and gut-wrenching losses. But, I promise you, it is all worth it. You’ll hate getting up for the 6 a.m. soccer practices and hitting the court to run 10 suicides in 10 minutes but I promise you, it is all worth it. Leave your all on the field and court because four years from now you will be in my shoes, wanting another four years of it all.
To my parents:
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Know that this experience could not have been possible without you. Two sports, about 50 games a year, and, whether it was 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday in Standish, Maine or 1:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon in Northfield, Vermont, I never had to look up in the stands and wonder if you were there. You always were.
I am forever grateful to Suffolk for giving me the opportunity to continue my love and passion for not only one, but two sports that have shaped me into the person I am today. It truly was an indescribable experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My teammates, my coaches, and the game itself have given me memories that will last a lifetime and friends that will last forever and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that was there along the journey. It’s been quite the ride and I’ve enjoyed every minute.