Hello, This past week I received a congressional nomination. Now, as I already had an LOA, I have been offered an appointment for the class of 23. I however, have been growing increasingly nervous of getting injured during this current hockey season and am having a hard time making a decision about what to do. I know it is recommended to quit all contact sports once gaining an appointment, but I have played hockey for 14 years and my teammates are like my second family. Also, if I quit I will most certainly be outcasted by them and called a “traitor” or “soft”. Yet, at the same time, I risk a terrible injury that could disqualify me from my future. I know the academy is about learning to make these tough decisions, and any input would be greatly appreciated. Please excuse and grammar or spelling mistakes—I typed this on my phone.