First, I love soccer, I love everything about it...the teamwork, the fast pace, the physical demands, its polarizing effect on entire nations. I not only want to continue to be part of that as a player, yet by also focusing on academics at the collegiate level, I hope to acquire the learning and prerequisite skills to prepare me to go into coaching. Playing collegiate level soccer has always been an aspiration, and I'm confident that my talents and drive will not only serve me, yet that I was given a bigger purpose, and that is to be a mentor to others. As a coach I can be instrumental in helping others enjoy the sport of soccer and to show them that they can indeed achieve their dreams with hard work and sacrifice. My parents have always instilled in me that giving up is never an option, that we are to be thankful for our talents and always remain humble, and that at the end of the day, it is all about being the best person that you can be, to give back and makes the world just a little bit better.
On the pitch, I'm extremely athletic and very coachable. I started playing sports when I was three years old, excelling in everything I tried; from surfing to football to triathlons. As a child I was a member of the Japan national Triathlon Team, competing against other kid athletes from all over the world, and ranking as number one All-Japan when I was only 8 years old. Currently I'm a state ranked Cross-Country and 3,000M/1500M runner. Yet soccer has always been my passion, and as I got older I decided to focus my attention on excelling at the sport I love. My biggest drive on the field is knowing that I have only scratched the surface of my true potential, and that with continued expert coaching and the competitive play with collegiate level, elite athletes, I now that I will become my very best.