Thank you for viewing my profile. I know you have hundreds of players to evaluate for the 2021 recruiting class, so I appreciate your time. Because you have many young men to consider for your squad, I’d like to share a few things that make me different from other recruits.
SOCCER EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
During my 13 years in the sport, I earned the following achievements. These experiences taught me principles of leadership, the value of teamwork, and how to conduct myself with professionalism.
*MLS Academy Player
*5 years in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy
*4-time U.S. Soccer Regional Training Center Participant
*2-time ID2 National Identification & Development Program Participant
*2-time Player Development Program (PDP) Participant
*La Liga Promises Cup Participant (Orlando City Guest Player)
*Danone Nations Cup (Brazil) Team USA Member
Though I am most comfortable playing the wing, I have strong experience in several positions, including attacking and central midfielder, striker, and outside back. This versatility provides my coaches flexibility, depending on the needs of the team, pace of the game, and skills of the opponent.
I pride myself in being the fittest player on the pitch in any given game. My unique cardiovascular capacity gives me the endurance to sustain a high level of play and work rate for a full 90-minute game. My mile time is routinely under five minutes and I am consistently the last man standing during fitness tests administered by my club.
I maintain a challenging academic load, including three AP and two honors classes, as well as a foreign language (German) and religion. A 9-time honor roll recipient, my GPA is 3.619 and my SAT score is 1240. I understand the demands of academics and athletics, and despite having soccer practice four nights a week and games on weekends—including travel—can balance these competing priorities. This experience will help me in college, as I balance soccer and school.
SERVICE & INVOLVEMENT
In addition to a rigorous athletic and academic schedule, I also volunteer
contribute to the lives of others and the community. Each year, I serve as a “Buddy” at Camp I Am Special—an overnight camp experience for developmentally disabled adults and children. In this role, I provide around-the-clock care for a designated camper to ensure they are safely enjoying traditional camp activities. Although my school only requires 25 service hours per year, I have earned nearly 230 service hours in just three years. In addition to my community service, I also am a member of school organizations including Catholic Athletes for Christ and the Medical Career Club.
During my high school career, I have sought employment opportunities that will contribute to my soccer development. I serve as a youth soccer referee, certified by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Through this experience, I have gained an even greater understanding of the game. I also am employed by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, where I serve as a member of its Ocean Rescue Team. This is a physically and mentally demanding position, where open ocean swims and mile runs in deep sand are a daily expectation that contributes greatly to my soccer fitness. As well, serving as a first responder in life-saving situations has helped me grow as a person, both in perspective and responsibility.
Soccer is a fire that burns within me and I am deeply committed to making my collegiate dream come true. I am willing to grind it out to
earn my position on the team and minutes on the field. I will work hard for you, for the team, for the program, and for the school.
I would welcome the chance to speak with you personally to discuss the needs of your program and how my skills and experience might fit with those needs. I would love to earn the opportunity to play for your squad. I hope to hear from you soon.