I play with the '02/'03 St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) Elite club program in the Midwest Region of ECNL. I have been with SLSG Elite for 5 years. 4 out of 5 of those years, I started as Left Center Defensive Back. When my '03 team merged with the '02 team, I began to get additional experience at Left Defensive Wing where I move forward and get integrated into offensive flanks. In the beginning, my SLSG Club Team played in the NPL. For the last three years, my Club Team has competed in the ECNL. These Elite Leagues have given me top-tiered competition across several Midwest states.
SLSG Elite is 2 hours away from my house. I practice 2-3 times per week and games are at least 2 hours away. I am dedicated to soccer and my last five years of long hours on the road just to train and play with the best in the area is evidence of my commitment to bettering myself and seeking out the highest levels of competition.
I am equally competitive in the classroom. I have a 3.55/4.00 GPA and understand academics, like soccer, takes focus and discipline to excel. In college, I plan to focus on a Business or Finance degree.
As my video clips demonstrate, I am tough on the field. My tactical and technical preparation gives me confidence to handle any offensive threat. I chase down opponents, make tackles and turn the ball for counterattacks. I understand that communication is key, so I am a vocal leader helping my teammates connect.
I also fully understand soccer is a team sport and takes 11 men on the field thinking and acting as one unit. The team aspect on the field, and off the field, is of the utmost importance. I believe building friendships on, and off, the field is the best way to get the most out of a team. I am a team player.
My other hobbies include (just about) any other outdoor activity. I enjoy hunting, hiking and being outdoors.