Soccer has been a driving force in my life since I was 5 years old. For as long as I can remember, soccer has been my greatest passion. I started in AYSO before playing 7 years on Northern Illinois Futbol Club, and then in 2017 moving to become a starting left back for the Rockford Raptors. Most recently I am a member of the Rockford Raptors 2002 ECNL team. Through hard work and dedication my teams and I have received many awards over the years, which I am proud to have received. These years of hard work and playing prepared me for variety of roles I would need to take on as I entered high school soccer. Leadership, teamwork, and responsibility are the three most important skills that I learned while growing up in my life of soccer. Soccer has helped me immensely in being a leader and knowing that it is not about being in charge, but being a role model for my teammates. For two years I was my high school soccer's team captain, and I take this role very seriously. On the soccer field I am always positive and encouraging towards my teammates. In my eyes, a good leader should never give up on themselves or the team. It is important for me to pick up and encourage my teammates at all times. When I play the game, I lay my heart out on the field and give it everything I have win or lose. Soccer has taught me how to be a positive leader, not only on the soccer field and in the classroom, but also in life.