"That Little Son of a B**ch!"

 
 
Polemistis Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 13. Mai 2020
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  • 340 Seiten
 
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978-1-7342228-1-4 (ISBN)
 

This is an incredibly inspiring soccer story that shows us that if you're really motivated and ignore those that say you are not good enough, you can make your dreams a reality. Billy Gazonas-at 5-foot-3, 132 pounds - yearned to play for perennial Division 1 soccer powerhouse Hartwick College in upstate New York. But head coach Timo Liekoski, considered by many to be the brightest mind in college soccer then, told Billy that he was not good enough to play at Hartwick and should go elsewhere. But Timo could not measure Billy's indomitable will to succeed. He enrolled at Hartwick and barely managed to survive two brutal weeks of preseason practice. That was followed by the first regular season game against Montclair State, with Billy's parents in attendance. He was the only player not to get into the game. He was humiliated and in tears as he sat in the back of the bus for the ride back to Oneonta. But he refused to be defeated. Instead, he devoted himself to endless hours of secret training to master the ball and try to earn playing time with the varsity. This remarkable story culminated with Billy's last game when he captained Hartwick to the NCAA Championship. He also was named the winner of the Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's best college soccer player. If ever there was a story to motivate you to reach for the stars, this is it.

1. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Windows
  • 5,34 MB
978-1-7342228-1-4 (9781734222814)

Foreword

1 Cold Feet

2 Time to Prove Timo Wrong

3 The Opportunity Presents Itself

4 Tension Mounts

Photo Section 1

5 It's a Derby Match

6 St. Louis in Sight

7 We Could Have Been

8 I Have to Become a Much Better Player

9 I Love the Summer

10 Here We Go Again

11 Something is Missing

Photo Section 2

12 The Change

13 Holiday Surprises

14 Mr. Pibb Win, Win and Win

15 Coaching and Educational Decisions

16 Bicentennial Cup and Amateur Cup

17 June Finals

18 Training With Ping Pong

19 The Lennox Era Begins

20 The Path is Set

21 The Light Bulb Went Off

22 The Final Four

Photo Section 3

23 Dodging Death

24 High Spring Hopes Lost

25 Olympic Invite Declined

26 My Last Summer to Train with Ping Pong

27 Senior Year Preseason

28 It Officially Counts Now

29 Finally, the Right Lineup

30 The Real Season Starts Now

31 I Have Been Waiting Four Years For This Game

32 The Icing on the Cake

After College

Acknowledgments

About the Author

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