Strength, Character, Composure and Drive.
Strength: These are the words that best describe me. My foundation is my leg strength. I first realized this strength playing soccer from a young age when I could score from mid field. I first played football in 6th grade and I could kickoff through the end zone. I played competitive soccer through 10th grade and I was the leading scorer and team captain on the high school team for three years. I began developing my place kicking in 7th grade when I took lessons from a college kicker. Since my freshman year I have been increasing my leg strength by lifting weights, kicking and stretching.
Character: I have a strong work ethic and people describe me as more mature than others my age. While I have fun, I know the limits of being responsible. This year, I will be working for the second summer at Kings Ranch, a ranch for battered women and abandoned children.
Composure: Kicking requires more than leg strength and I can perform under pressure. I have always been the go to player to take the penalty kicks in soccer. On the varsity football team, I was 23 for 23 in extra points this year and 5 for 6 in field goals. Practice and focus allow me to remain calm and confident while kicking.
Drive: My goal is to be the best kicker in college and it requires consistent drive to practice alone, lift weights and stretch. I also work on the mental part of the game to be successful during the limited but critical times in a game. I attend Mountain Brook High School, the strongest academic school and the largest school division in Alabama so I must work hard on all fronts. I am self-motivated to succeed at the college level both academically and athletically.