Two years ago, few people would have guessed I would be pursuing collegiate field hockey. I come from a highly competitive soccer background, but field hockey stole my heart. I faced a tough decision in the fall of my freshman year. The demands of club soccer conflicted with Casady High School field hockey, my academic goals and the other sports I wanted to play for my school. I made the decision to leave club soccer which has allowed me to shift my focus to field hockey. The decision was hard, but I believe it paid off. Field hockey has become such a passion for me. I was also able to make high honor roll at Casady and was named Outstanding Freshman Athlete at Casady after competing on our varsity field hockey, soccer, and golf teams.
Academics, and preparing for a life and a career after college, are a critical part of my college search. I am seeking a selective college, where a balance can be found between achieving success on the field and in the classroom. I take school seriously and find great reward in performing well academically.
Lastly, I am aware that pursuing collegiate hockey from Oklahoma can be challenging. I have a great high school team and coach, but we lack local club teams and easy options for playing year round. But I am committed to taking the time and effort necessary to develop into a player that can contribute to a top college program. I am traveling to several camps this summer and have joined a club team in Dallas to provide an opportunity to play regularly with high-level players. I feel my best hockey is yet to come.