Soccer is a game changer

Peggy Alviani was president of the Latin Club in high school, and she sat behind me in geometry. She got good grades and was quiet and unpretentious. Many teachers described her as “sweet.” That is, until game time.

When Peggy pulled her long brown hair back into a ponytail and snapped her shin guards in place, she became “The Enforcer.” As the defensive back, it was her job to “sweep up” any ball that got past her soccer teammates. She would stare menacingly at the opposing team and raise her fist while quoting in Latin, “Audentes fortuna iuvat.” Nobody knew exactly what it

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