I have always heeded the advice of my football coach "A great player makes other players around him better." So I have always put the needs of the team before my ego. I serve whatever utility needed to make our team the strongest. I never get caught up in what position I am playing as long as we are at our best. I commit wholeheartedly to each and every team I am a part of. I strive to make myself an asset to my teammates to reach out to not only on the field but off the field as well.
I am from a small school with about five-hundred kids total (grades 7-12). Finding people who really cared about soccer was difficult but I never quit trying. In my sophomore year I started a middle school soccer program and coached the very first middle school soccer team ever at Paintsville. This helped me grow as a player tremendously, coaching those kids made me realize the mistakes I was making on the pitch. It also helped me realize the passion I had for the sport. Doing all of this was not easy I was already playing football, varsity soccer, club soccer, and running track. It was difficult trying to juggle all of this while maintaining good grades but through discipline, hard work, and effort I was able to thrive. Getting better and learning more each day not only athletically but academically as well. This is what sets me apart from other recruits. I completely absorbed the quote my coach inspired me with and did whatever was necessary to help the soccer program at my school. I was fully committed and never lost faith in my team, I was coachable and willing to learn, and as a result, I became a valuable player making myself and the other players around me better just as my coach promised I would.