I played soccer at university level during my undergrad at Tsinghua University. Overall, it was a positive learning environment, and I advanced in soccer skills as well as team management. The most precious treasure from those times were the people I have met. I have retained strong friendships with many if them since.
My team (School of Economics and Management) won our first championship in 20 years during my time as Captain in 2017. I was injured in the early part of the finals, but was able to play for the match. We were at a time 0-2 down but the team was never disheartened, and made our way to penalty shoot-out, finally winning the match. I love my team for the perseverance and spirits they show, as well as the hard training everyone went through and sacrifices they make, for a final goal.
I also want to pay tribute to every coach I have worked with. Every one if them are extremely wise and determined. I have learnt a lot from them on the soccer fields and in life. There are also people I have not have many chances to play with on the field, but nevertheless learnt a lot and admire.