Since the age of three, I have always loved playing soccer. I would kick the ball around just because I loved it. There was never a thought in my mind that I would be able to play at a college level, win a regional championship, play for the regional team, or simply play for my local club. It was not an idea until the people in my life told me that I could achieve it. My coaches, parents, teammates, and friends are a big reason why I love the sport and continue to play.
These people believed in me and pushed me to want more, but after a while, I knew I had to push myself. In 2017, my club team and I had an incredible run at regionals. We made it to the regional final, and I finished top scorer of the tournament. If we won, we would have been the second team in Delaware’s history to win a regional championship. We could not follow through on our unbelievable run in the tournament though. We lost 2-1. Ever since that day, I told myself that I’d be back, that we as a team will win a regional championship. I pushed myself and my teammates every day in practice. We had to wait an entire year to get back to where we were, but we did not make a mistake this time. The work I had to put in to get back to where we were the year before really defines me. I push myself and my teammates to achieve the most possible. I believe this is essential for me to compete at a collegiate level.