Building character is an integral and intentional part of Mesa sports. In everything from their conversations with coaches and teammates to their behavior in team bonding events to their effort in games themselves, our students are taught that they are defined by the way in which they respond to each moment. Sports provide a lifelike platform, one that gives students an opportunity to exercise proper champion-like attributes such as integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility. So we encourage students to welcome adversity, understanding that the biggest opponent always lies within.