Being a soccer player, which I have been playing since the age of 5, has been a very rewarding aspect of my life to date. Hopefully this will continue in college and the professional level. I have a strong aspiration to play as long as it is in God's plan. At some point, it will end, but I will continue to push myself until that day comes.
Recently, I have had the opportunities to play in Argentina, with my former club, Weston FC, played with the Florida State ODP team in 2016 and attended the Region III ODP camp, in which I made the 2002 player pool. I was also selected to the Top Drawer Soccer regional rankings for the State of Florida for the graduating year of 2021. I have been on trials with 4 different MLS Academies, and all have brought some detail to my game, through their evaluations. Through this, I will be playing the 18-19 season with Orlando City Pro Academy. It's a huge step in my development and I am super excited for this opportunity.
Playing up, as a 2002, last season (U17) has taught me a lot. It has forced me to make correct and quick decisions and not be careless with the ball. It has also taught me that making mistakes will happen and how I respond from those, will define who I am. I play multiple positions, either left or right back, wing back, or L/R wing, depending on the formation. Playing in these positions allows me the chance to attack, which I love doing, but also have to be responsible for my defense as well.
In moving to Orlando, I will be attending Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. Although this will be a new experience for me, I am excited to get started on my new journey. When I accepted Christ at the age of 8, at our church in Georgia, and attending a Christian school, it has taught me lots about the person I am and who I want to become. I have great character, integrity, can show leadership skills, and very coachable. My father makes sure of this! I have devoted some time to serving in the mission field, such as feeding the homeless, in the Bahama's and being a Student Encourager at my school. I was learning to play the saxophone, but now I want to learn how to play the keyboard. I really like making and editing videos on various software platforms and enjoy digital/media art, plus I am a very creative writer.
I look forward to the next steps in my life, finding the right college fit for me that will aid in my life, especially when the game ends.
Class of 2021