Presidential campaigns can be draining. The day of the big girls' lacrosse game was here, and Sarah Hostetler was not in the right state of mind.
It was almost a year ago now, but the Corona del Mar High senior goalie still remembers April 27, 2011 pretty well. Earlier in the day, she had to give a speech in her quest to become the school's ASB president.
Hostetler said she didn't feel like she would win the position after the candidates gave their speeches. She felt like it affected her play later in the day. The Sea Kings didn't win their Pacific Coast League showdown at Beckman, as the Patriots took a 20-9 decision that day on their way to yet another Pacific Coast League title.
"I was just such a nervous wreck that day," Hostetler said. "I came out of [my ASB speech] not feeling hot or primed for a game at all. We didn't have a backup goalie at the time, so [Coach Aly Vislocky] couldn't put anyone else in. Yeah, it was really tough. That's a huge regret from my lacrosse season last year."