AL: Where do I even begin with Randall (AKA Ran Man). Ran Man has been a huge part of my life. He has not only been a mentor to me, but he has been my softball coach since sixth grade. He has taught me not only to never give up, but he has taught me that not everything has to be perfect. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a perfectionist. In softball, you can’t be perfect. Ran Man always helped me see the positive and inspired me to keep playing. Not only to play for my team, but play for myself. I have no idea where I would be without him. He made me love playing softball again. He made me realize that it’s not all about winning the game or even playing the game, it’s about the people who you play with. Recently, I tore my ACL and meniscus during soccer season. This injury put me out for the rest of my high school career. Even though I hadn’t talked to Randall in a while, he was the first person to call me and assure me that everything was going to be fine. He knew that with my perfectionist outlook on life, I was really upset with this injury. He made sure to tell me that life is not going to be perfect and that I will become a stronger person from this injury in the long run. He may not have said those exact words (and it may not have been that short), but that’s the comfort that he gave me. He gave me perspective. Overall, Coach Randall has had a positive impact on me throughout my high school career and I appreciate his guidance and friendship.