Hello my name is Luke Barnes. I would love to play any level of collegiate soccer. I want to continue to play because of my passion and love for the game. I am 6 foot 6 and 195 pounds, I have great sense of the game, a high soccer IQ, and distribute the ball well with both feet and quickly. I process the game quickly am very aware of my teammates. I'm an unselfish player always looking for a better option, I can pass quickly and accurately anywhere on the pitch to transition the ball. I think being a team player and being able to read my teammates and the game gives me an advantage over other players. Also my size helps me to pass well with my head and win a lot of headers. My physical size also helps me hold off defenders which gives me another advantage over smaller strikers. Academically I apply myself in my classes but have struggled because of the pandemic. I feel my freshman year learning online left deficits in some of the foundations I needed in multiple classes. This year has been especially challenging, but I am working hard with tutors to get on track academically. I'm willing to put in the work on the field and in the classroom in hopes of pursuing my dream of playing collegiate soccer.
One interesting fact about me, I have recently started practicing kicking field goals and have been able to accurately kick 50 plus yard field goals.