You’ll reach your junior year and feel like you’re finally hitting your stride – and let me tell you now, your senior year will be even better. The opportunities you’ll be afforded have come because of your work ethic and the relationships you’ve forged here. A little Canadian wisdom from your old coach back in high school, Allison McNeill, will always hold true – “keep watering your bamboo every day” because all that effort will be rewarded.
Let’s fast forward a few years later now – you’re a college senior. You’ve got a lot of great things going on in your life and you owe thanks to the Smith community for helping you thrive in ways you would’ve never imagined possible as a timid 17-year-old. The administration, faculty, professors, research advisors, and coaches all want to see you succeed and their guidance and support has helped mold you into the confident young woman you are today. Your teammates have always been there to have your back through the highs and the lows because that’s what makes a family. You’ve developed one hell of a second-family away from home at Smith, and no doubt you’ll have them for a lifetime.