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Steve Souza Jr: The Power Of A Coach Who Believes In You

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Steve Souza Jr (@SouzaJr) is a right-fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays (@Rays Baseball) of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Washington Nationals. Souza attended Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. In high school, Souza starred for the school's baseball and football teams. Souza committed to attend Washington State University on a baseball scholarship, while also playing football for the Washington State Cougars.

Souza talked about a coach he had when he was younger who believed in him no matter what. Even when Souza was struggling and eventually cut from the team, the coach said that he believed Souza would be successful. This belief helped motivate him to put in the work necessary to find success later in his career. Having a coach believe in his players, even if they have stopped believing in themselves can be very powerful for young athletes.