I'm Ian Curriden, and I hope to see myself in your school's jersey, practicing on your school's fields, and leading your school to victory in 2020. From me you can expect: diligence and focus inside and outside of training and matches, leadership that is democratic and passionate, physical and mental strength, a zealous work effort, and trustworthiness.
I've played soccer since before I could read, and I study the game as an art, a craft, and a sport. Whether losing or winning, I keep my head and continue working hard. My coach trusts me enough to run drills or warm ups and often has me send reminders or messages to my team for him. As a captain, I have great friendships with all of my teammates on and off the field. I’ve given many teammates relationship advice, edited their application/school essays, and hosted all 21 of them at my house for an annual New Year’s party. (This is, in my opinion, one of the best bonding activities.) In fact, my teammates—2-3 years ago—began calling me “dad” because they saw me as a mature, guiding, but fun leader. I’ll create a similar, familial atmosphere on whatever team I play for, as I have before when guest playing for teams here.
Academically, I excel in English, history, and philosophy. I enjoy challenging myself, learning new, difficult subjects, and expanding what knowledge I already have about certain topics. I believe there are very few subjects that I would not want to learn about; knowledge excites me. Outside of class I read a lot and journal almost every day. I think it’s important to be aware of my feelings/thoughts so that I can address what makes me happy, sad, or content. I think you’ll find no problems with my maintaining of good grades while I play for your team.
In short, I am one of the most well-rounded players I think you’ll find in the class of 2020. I work hard at school and on the field. I’m calm but passionate, kind but aggressive (as a player). The only regret you’ll have after recruiting me is not having me for another four years.