Technically Excellent. Quick Feet. Highly Motivated. Tenacious.
If I were to be asked to describe myself as a soccer player, I would say these words summarize my strengths. Typically, I play attacking mid-fielder, but I also am able to play outside mid-field with my strong technical skills, creativity, and high soccer IQ. I especially like to control the game and set up attacking opportunities. I consider one special strength to be my proficiency in using both the left and right foot equally in shooting, trapping, and passing. Most coaches would say another critical trait is my dependable work ethic during practices and games. Of special note is that I am highly motivated on the field to be persistent and tenacious in winning the back the ball. During the present varsity high school soccer season, I have recorded 70 tackles as a mid-fielder, which is only second to our top center back. Currently, I am ranked in the top 25 players in Colorado high school rankings for assists, goals scored, and points.
I attribute my work ethic, skills development, and commitment to soccer from my parents. My father played soccer at LIU and then finished at the United States Air Force. My mother played NCAA Division 1 at the University of California, Irvine. They started me in soccer at age five and had me focus on futsal training before starting competitive soccer at age 10. This is when I first developed my ability to get out of tight spaces, with quick feet and strong one v one moves. It is also important to note that since age 12, I have been a credited referee working most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. This has reinforced not only rules of the game, but also has helped me better understand tactical approaches. As you can see, I have made soccer a top priority and am dedicated to continuing to develop athletically.