A gift and Culture that led to my preference
I was five years old when I started playing baseball. I had a gift inherited from my father who played AAA. I could read the fastpitch due to my extraordinary eyesight and ability to register fast information. At 10 yrs old I was playing both but when I turned 12 yrs old I chose soccer over baseball. It wasn't easy to leave my baseball records and recognition behind but I was sure I was leaving it for the one sport that was going to make me a better athlete. I figured I could capitalize on my abilities, develop aerobic and anaerobic physical conditions while building a better live structure.
Soccer continues to demand mental and physical strengths, social communications, and focus. I had played many summers in various clubs in Chorrera and Cocle in the country of Panama before the world knew they had a national soccer team. Throughout my years I've had the opportunity to train with great coaches, play several positions, and participated in several ID camps including FGCU college, Connecticut University summer camp, Wake Forest ID soccer camp, Acosta ID Camp with local. I've also had the opportunity to train internationally, play games against the Costa Rica national teams, play in Peru, and participate in the Austria Cordial Cup in the summer of 2018.
After my sophomore year, I took a decision to focus and challenge myself academically. The decision to enroll in the International Baccalaureate Program was taken with the purpose to surround me with individuals that aim for academic excellence and challenge my discipline on studies. My thought was that if I could do well with a high academic standard my life could become more structure and so would my discipline in soccer. Becoming a junior in high school, made me realized that there is not an easy way to greatness therefore I am determined to take the only way to succeed which isn't ever the easy one. Better structure and discipline is the road I am taken keeping a 4.5 weighted GPA in the IB Program while perfecting my game.
I enjoy soccer because of the culture and history of the game. I am Latino by inheritance culture and soccer is in my blood. I am Looking for the school that will enhance my academics while challenging my abilities with great soccer training. Soccer has lead my life to so many places and I hope it continues to lead me to bigger and better opportunities.
I am sure coaches will appreciate my abilities and the value I could be to any team