Thank you for your interest in me as a potential candidate for your program.
Like many soccer players that are aspiring to play at the next level, I have participated competitively in the sport as long as I can remember. My passion for soccer may be partly strengthened because I am the product of two heritages that are heavily influenced by the sport, German (mom's side of the family) and Colombian (Dad's side)...I am fortunate to have the support of both of my parents in the pursuit of my dream.
Since Fall 2017 I have attend Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene ID. Prior to that I attended Classical Christian Academy in Post Falls, ID, where I took academically rigorous classes like Latin and Greek (as is typical with the traditional Classical curriculum). I have been able to maintain academic focus while competing at the High School and Club Level...and have achieved several milestones in my high school career, including:
- Tryout/Selection to Idaho State ODP Pool
- Strong Club level performance at the highest club levels WA and ID
- Invitation/Attendance at the Idaho Sub-Regional ODP Training/Tryout
My desire for the future is to pursue my destiny of playing soccer at the next level (and beyond). I am particularly fond of more possession oriented styles of play and greatly appreciate the beauty of an effective buildup. Although I have always been praised for my ball handling, my coach is particularly fond of my ability to receive balls (soft touch) and quickly distribute them thoughtfully to anywhere on the field. Together we are currently working on improving my driven passing technique....and personally I am working on my strength, speed and agility (and have realized significant improvement in the last 4 months).
I look forward to speaking personally about the prospect of joining your program.
Elijah Manuel (Class of 2019)