Since I started playing soccer I have learned a lot about myself. My start in club level soccer was shaky. In fifth grade, I tried out for the myfierst local travel club. I was the first alternate player, but made the team because another player declined his spot. I was on the second team, and knowing that I was the alternate who had barely made the team I was motivated to prove to myself that I deserved to be there. As we began playing, another player and I split games playing goalkeeper, but he always started. I continued working to improve myself as a player and over time I really took to heart all that there was to learn about the technique, conditioning, and strategy my position required. Through the next 2 seasons I worked up to played all our games in goal full time. Eventually I earned the position of full time goalkeeper for the 1st team too. After three years at Carmel FC, I tried out and made the Hoosier FC 2002 Boys Elite Wolves MRL team as sole goalkeeper. I am in my fifth full season with Hoosier 2002 Boys Elite Wolves MRL affer completing Indiana State Cups tournament. I am starting goalkeeper on my Carmel High School Varsity season in fall 2020.
From this I learned two major things, after barely making my first travel team in fifth grade I learned not to take anything for granted and to be thankful for all my opportunities and make the most of them. I also learned that success isn’t just given to you, it is something that you must work for and earn. These things have helped shape me as a person both on the field and in everyday life, and I believe this helps make me someone you should consider to be on your team.