make the team

make the team

to have been qualified enough to be selected to play on a sports team. I tried out, but I didn't make the team.
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Humphrey, who was on the bubble to make the team, will help on floor and uneven bars.
And we have never heard a female athlete complain that she failed to make the team because the coach didn't think she was beautiful enough.
There has never been a coach in history who would have looked at Babe Didriksen and said: "Sorry, kid, you're not good-lookin' enough to make the team.
Desert Christian coach Jon McIver said several players approached him last season asking him why Sultan, who had a reputation as a strong player in the area in club soccer, didn't make the team.
If I make the team,'' Hainline said, ``I'm not stopping until I get on to the center of that podium.
I watched her make the team on June 9, when she beat her ex-partner.
The former replacement player is a solid candidate to make the team, especially in light of first baseman Eric Karros' injuries.