Melanie Chastain, the team's assistant physical therapist, introduced herself and apologized when my dad asked if the coaches were available.
“I'm sorry, Gentlemen, the coaches are at a conference in Saint Ignatius today. Is there anything I can help you with?”
Mel was close to six feet tall and powerfully built. She had mossy green eyes and long, sunflower-gold hair pulled back in a ponytail. Being unable to feel attraction to such a beautiful woman embarrassed me. Back in junior high and high school, my friends had praised my boldness when it came to approaching "chicks." I had no problem talking to even the prettiest girls because I wasn't interested in them as more than friends.