Ever since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, I have been absolutely in love with everything there is about soccer. I can't get enough of it. I talk about it all the time and do extra trainings to improve myself in the departments I lack some skills.
I started playing in 2011 in one of the lowest categories in my club (F3) and after a few months was directly promoted to F1. In 2015, I was selected for the U13 of Team Vaud, which is the best selection in this Western region of Switzerland, where I played until the U16 but had to stop as it interfered with my school studies and the rigorous programme of IB. I currently play in FC Versoix, which is still a very good level in the canton of Geneva.
Additionally, I have been the captain for my school soccer team since 4th grade and have helped lead us to over 20 trophies over the years. In 2017, I was pre-selected for the Peruvian National Team (but was considered too young at the time), but have decided not to pursue this path because, since I first started playing this amazing sport, I have dreamt of one day representing my home nation, the American National Team.
I think that the best part of my goalkeeping game is my footwork and distribution with both feet, leadership, reflexes and positioning, and one-on-one saves. I am able to compensate my height with other major qualities needed in my position such as playing high up the field and as a "sweeper" keeper which has helped prevent a lot of goals throughout my footballing years.
Since the beginning of high school, I have always worked hard in class and studied to achieve my academic goals. I have considerably improved over the years, maintaining an honors and high honors range GPA. I have involved myself in charity work by helping out to raise money in IKOKU, and participating in a school-organized Tanzania expedition in 9th grade to help build houses and goat sheds for poor local communities. From this experience, I have learnt to shape myself into a better person by valuing everything in life and motivating me to help others as much as I possibly can..
Along with studying and training, I play the piano (since age 9) and compose my own piano music (14 compositions so far). I also commentate and make news reports for a Peruvian sports radio (ECCO Radio) live online. Finally, I was selected for an acting programme in Hollywood for summer 2019 and am currently represented by an agent, and I design clothes for my own clothing brand (Romano XI) and have done three fashion shows so far.
My desire is to attend a college where I can keep competing and working hard both on and off the pitch and become the leader that I know I can be. I want to play at the highest level possible.
I intend to achieve all of my goals, winning championships and improving myself in every way possible in order to show my family, my peers, my teachers and my future college the very best version of me.