You finished last

So what?

All finite games have winners and losers. It’s not the game you signed up to play.

The goal wasn’t to win. There is always going to be someone better out there than you.

The goal is to play the game. Over and over again.

If it was easy than it wouldn’t be hard. You don’t develop self-efficacy unless you do hard things.

Instead of waiting to get picked, why don’t you just pick yourself and get to work?