Soccer has been a part of me almost my whole life and I hope to continue it into my college career. Because of soccer, I have learned many things about myself as well as life. Balancing academics with sport forced me to gain time management skills and to be goal-oriented. I feel that I lead by example and make good decisions because I prioritize what I need to accomplish in order to maintain my participation in soccer.
My family has definitely attributed to who I am. First and foremost, I would not have been able to commit to soccer if it wasn’t for their support, advice, and guidance. Their experience as NCAA athletes showed me the importance of academics and the benefits of sport. I am a quiet, responsible, and respectful kid due to their influence.
I have a hobby that benefits me on the field. I am an artist. I have commissioned pieces and have been recognized for my pencil drawings and graffiti influenced lettering. This side of my brain adds to my style of play on the soccer field. I am a creative, observant, and unique midfielder. Many coaches have praised me for my technical skill and vision on the field.
Soccer has given me the desire to broaden my world. I have had the opportunity to play across the Midwest, England, and Ireland. I want to keep learning the game, expand my education, and learn other cultures. College athletics opens the gateway to this.