I first decided I wanted to be a part of CBA Lacrosse in the seventh grade.
My older brother was on the freshman lacrosse team at the time. Up to that point, I never saw a high school lacrosse game. Every game, I watched incredible plays and the Colts working for each other. I knew I wanted to be a part of that CBA tradition.
With each year in the program, I became closer with kids on the team, some who I had never talked to before. The constant commitment to each other was something I adored. In my sophomore year, I was lucky enough to be a part of the varsity team. I remember being scared of the seniors. They were so much bigger, faster, and more dedicated than me. After a few days, I realized how much they wanted me to succeed. They would push me in every practice and would always tell me how good I was doing, even if I wasn’t. It was not just a team. It was a family. They inspired all the underclassmen to become dedicated and follow in their footsteps.
The day CBA shutdown for the COVID-19 outbreak, the lacrosse team met in the locker room. It was uncertain if we were going to have a season or not. Everyone, including myself, was shocked.
Taking my gear out of my locker for possibly the last time made me realize something: I did not fully appreciate all the little things involved with playing CBA lacrosse and would do anything to play one more game with my brothers. I was so lucky to have caring teammates and coaches who always wanted the best for me. They only accepted my best, and I loved them for that. I will never forget the feeling of warming up before a big game with my brothers. I knew they had my back through anything.
I will always remember the friendships I have made playing lacrosse for CBA. I would like to thank the CBA Lacrosse parents and coaches for making all of this possible. Life is not always going to go according to plan, but it is how you adjust and bounce back from it that makes you who you are.
- Dillon Quinn '20