My proudest moment of my soccer career was my junior year of high school, I moved to Madrid, Spain to study and train at an International Soccer Academy called InterSoccer Madrid. In search of a unique experience to improve my soccer ability and learn a new culture, I committed to something very unknown. I learned how to play the fastest style of soccer I had ever seen in players my age. I spent the majority of my time playing at center back defending against players that are now playing in the Spanish third division and represent their countries on a youth level. Not only did it improve my technical ability to a level that is far higher than anyone I have played with in Massachusetts but it really helped my communicating and teamwork skills. It was difficult to learn how to communicate and play together because we didn't all speak the same languages and I think that struggle made me a better teammate and communicator on the field. Putting all of these skills and abilities together is what will make me a great collegiate athlete.