Unlike most, I have had the opportunity of playing on a high-quality club team while playing on a high school team that is not as competitive. As a result, I have experienced the highs that come with success and winning, as well as the difficulties that come with defeat. This experience has molded me into the player I am today. These adverse situations have taught me how to take a loss with dignity, how to use the pain of defeat to push forward and build up a program, and to not to give up no matter the score difference so I always leave it all on the field. Playing on a high-quality club team has taught me the value of listening and paying attention during practice and film study, knowing that no matter how good you are there is always room for improvement. I build up those around me at practice, in games, and in the classroom. For example, I was at an ID camp over the summer and there was a young man there in middle school who was panicking and was nervous about playing with an older crowd. I talked to him and just told him to relax, play his game and that he could play at this higher level if he is more confident. I am a leader, a friend, and always the most vocal player on the field, coordinating the back line and talking to my teammates encouraging them to work harder and keep fighting.
I am coachable and I always strive to be the hardest worker in the room. While I have a very kind soul, however I aim to break you down if you are the opposition. I aspire to be the best at whatever I do, whether it is on the soccer field or in the classroom. These are the qualities that made me a captain at both levels of play, and these are the same qualities that make me a good fit for any team at any level!