I never thought you would mean so much to me when I first started playing. I never thought you’d be my first love. I never thought you would take me to college. You have affected my life in so many different ways. Thank you for being there for me for 17 years. Thank you for being my outlet, for never failing me. Thank you for introducing me to some of the most amazing coaches who not only taught me about the game, but taught me about life. Thank you for giving me teammates who became sisters I never had. Thank you for teaching me dedication, hard work and leadership. Thank you for all the memories, life lessons, and experiences you gave me through our life together. It’s hard to see the good in goodbye here, but I understand nothing good can stay. But, thank you for making me into the person I am today.
Angelina Piccirillo is a staff coach at No. 1 Soccer Camps in Danbury, Salisbury, Phelps School and Long Island. She just finished her career at Albertus Magnus College where she was notably named Female Athlete of the Year in 2017.