I expected to be challenged athletically: what I did not expect was to be challenged socially. You see, I had never really been on a "true" team. I had competed in a vacuum, doing my own thing without thinking how that affected others. Yet, practice after practice on the rugby field, I learned to lean on these girls I had just met. I knew that my success depended on their trust in me and that made me work harder. Honestly, though, I had never had to depend on anyone besides myself for success.
My recommendation to everyone is to join a TEAM sport. It will make you appreciate others and will challenge you to be the best you can be....for your team!