My name is Ronan Murphy, and I graduate from Roosevelt High School in 2021. My ultimate goal as both a player and a student is to attend a school that both challenges me academically and provides a competitive environment for me to develop and perform to my best.
As a goalkeeper, standing out from the pack can be difficult. Of the many reasons why I feel I do stand out, the main reasons are my 4.5 grade point average and extensive academic awards throughout my high school career. My schoolwork, however, is only part of who I am. Playing in goal for 10 years at a strong, selective club has allowed me to develop into an excellent shot-stopper as well a formidable passer and distributor of the ball. My footwork allows for an extra option on the field outside of my other 10 teammates, and my quick decision-making can assist the team in creating chances to score.
Being a goalkeeper has taught me what it means to be both an instructor and a motivator on the field. Leadership is one of my stand-out qualities as an athlete, as well as the mental perseverance to perform in big games. These two qualities evolved as a result of my training to be the best student-athlete possible.
After college, I plan on centering my career around soccer in some way, whether that be as a coach or a trainer for a club or team, but ultimately I plan to finish college as an even better person than when I enrolled.