Growing up in Vail, Colorado, a ski resort town, there is lots of pressure to be very athletic or a multi-sport athlete. Since I was very young I was committed to playing as many sports as possible, and eventually found that my character and skills are best applied on the soccer field. Going into High School, I played on the best team possible for my town during club seasons. Playing for a smaller soccer club taught me to be able to play with new players and teams a lot, which pushed me to grow as a player even further. During my first High School season, I was placed on the varsity team and being one of only two freshmen to do so. Playing with and against kids anywhere from 1-3 years older then me really strengthened my tenacity and skills as a player. As I have gone through my High School career I have learned a lot and developed myself into more of a leader for my team. Although I haven't been captain until my senior year, I have already established myself as a leader for my team during the good times and the bad. Soccer has become such a large part of my life whether it is watching or playing because it has taught me lots of principles I will take into my adulthood. If I were to play college soccer, I would prove my character and leadership on and off the field and strive to be the best player on a team, a family, as I can be.