Being the only Sophomore to make the high school varsity team, coupled with winning the league title in 2017, was a hug motivation to me as a soccer player. That year started off with very little play-time for me in games (which was frustrating), but being the youngest player on the team, I quickly realized I had to work extra hard to earn more play time. By the middle of the season, I was a start playing the entire games. I knew I couldn't take play time for granted, and had to give each practice and game 'my all' to maintain it. This experience taught me about my will to play in games, along with having patience and a great attitude. I never complained, and played my best in any position, at any time, based on my coaches desire. I'm now a Junior and at the end of this soccer season, I was honored to be named Captain for my Senior year 2019.
I’ve been playing soccer since I was 6 years old. I have been playing both, club soccer and representing my town soccer teams since I was in U10. When I became a freshman, I wanted to tryout for a regional elite club team to elevate my game and was successful in making the team. I played striker the first two years, and in our first club tournament, I scored 5 goals over 3 games, leading our team to a tournament win (3 of those goals were headers). That was a great start for me, as I was one of a few new players on the team that year, and we hadn’t had any play time together prior to that tournament. I learned a tough lesson though. As school became more challenging, I had to find a way to balance school work, chorus, soccer games, practices and traveling tournaments. Club soccer was a very big commitment and 100% participation and effort is always required. I had to be laser-focused on maintaining my starting position, while at the same time maintaining my grades. It wasn’t easy, but I learned a lot in the process about life’s challenges and how nothing comes easy but results in a great feeling of accomplishment.
I consider myself a solid player in every position (forward, midfield and defense). I'm very versatile and agile, and I learn something from every game I play. My coaches say I have a unique way of keeping the game simple which allows me to be versatile all over the pitch. My coordination allows me to be an asset on set pieces whether as a kicker, or in the box on headers as well. Experience has taught me to excel in my commitment to prepare, train and to always possess enthusiasm to learn and grow as a player and overall athlete. I feel my character, experiences and skills make me an excellent college candidate and my attributes will enable me to make a big impact on your soccer program.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have never been injured (and hope I didn’t just jinx myself). My goals for college are to continue doing well academically with a focus on business and chorus, while playing soccer and meeting new friends with similar interests.