Sports Union November 2016 - Page 32

32 SportsUnion | NOVEMBER 2016 College Soccer excelling at Maritime Structure. It’s a dirty word to some. Structure means you need to conform to the way things are being done. For high school students, structure is like the kiss of death. By Matt Ondesko Managing Editor “Your really expected to do so much more. It’s just really about self discipline.” - Maritime College’s Alison Gilbert. High School students like their freedom. They like to be able to wear what they want, do want they want. Rules are fine, but having the same routine over and over again becomes tedious. Now just imagine you have been going through your high school years doing your thing, but now you wanted a change. You wanted a different challenge in your life. You didn’t want to do what the rest of your friends were doing. You wanted to be different. When it came to colleges you wanted to think outside the box. There are a lot of colleges and universities that carry mechani- cal engineering as a major. There was one school that stuck out when you went on your visit. There was one school that was going to give you that challenge you were craving for. This school has everything from structure, to stellar academics to high-end athletics. It had everything that Alison Gilbert was looking for. Gilbert was looking for a challenge and she found one in Maritime College. “I wasn’t completely sure on what I wanted to do for a career. But, I knew that I didn’t want to have an average 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job,” stated Gilbert. “My dad actually researched Maritime and brought it up to me. I think I knew right away this is what I wanted to do. I applied for early admission and this was the only school I applied