I am a born athlete. That might sound conceited, especially in communicating to a college coach, but it’s true. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been able to get my body to do whatever sport I wanted it to - and do it extremely well. And boy am I competitive. It may sound bad but I really like to win. And I try hard to do so. Over my life I’ve wanted to do every sport. Some of my life’s toughest decisions have been choosing what sport to pursue. But soccer comes out on top. It’s such a pure and beautiful game. You, a ball, a pair of cleats, a net. I love team sports, I love having a sports family, I love having a coach, I love having sports as an outlet for my energy and competitiveness. Frankly, I don’t know what I would do without it. I have the will power and grit to push myself beyond where the vast majority of players go. I leave everything I have on the field at every practice, at every game - and go home tired and happier than most people could imagine.
I also know how to push myself academically. School was easy for me until Sophomore year in high school when I began taking AP (college) classes. Good grades were no longer a given. After 2 years of rigorous classes - and COVID making it extra difficult - I have become as good of a student as I am an athlete. During 2020-2021 I am a 4-sport varsity athlete with a 4.5 GPA. I’m proud of my academics and plan to use the foundation I’ve built to study in a math or science field during college. It would be a dream to get to do that while playing competitive sports at the college level. The thrill and challenge of playing under a college coach against competitive peers is a call I really can’t resist pursuing!