During my junior year, I lost my starting spot. It was very difficult for me to deal with. By the time my senior year rolled around, I couldn't talk about lacrosse without getting visibly upset. Finally, I decided I needed to do something. I sought out Dr. Fishbein and began having weekly meetings with him. I remember my first meeting was filled with my excuses, negativity, and resentment toward the sport. Dr. Fishbein taught me a few exercises that allowed me to stay in the moment and to focus on the task at hand. My play began to improve and I was thinking less negatively. In a storybook season, I had my own Cinderella tale. The first game of the season, I didn't play a single second. Normally, I would have been crushed and it would have ruined my season. My meetings with Dr. Fishbein truly made me see things differently. As the season went on, my playing time increased as my mental attitude improved. My coach even had enough faith in me to change my position from defense to midfield. I can't thank Dr. Fishbein enough. He helped to facilitate my dream. On May 22, 2005, I started at midfield for the Northwestern Wildcats. On that day, we made history. We won the National Championship, and I had no regrets.