The summer after freshman year, I was offered the opportunity to play in the Ibercup. The team was made up of players from across the state of Michigan. After conversations with the coach of the Michigan Soccer-Academy, and my club coach, the decision was made that I would be going to play in 2 out of 7 legs of the Ibercup International Youth Soccer Tournament, in Spain, and Portugal. This was an amazing experience, where we made it to the semi-finals in both legs. The biggest thing that I learned or took away from that trip was overcoming adversity through adaptability. I had never met the players before, and we had to learn how to not only play together, but to understand how each other play. Overall, it made a big impact in my soccer career.
My sophomore year, I made Varsity soccer. We ended up losing in District finals to the team that went on to win state. My coach showed us a presentation one day after a very poor game, about figuring out "what is your why?" This question still challenges me to this day. I love the sport, and I can't imagine not playing soccer. The relationships I have made, with teammates, coaches, and everyone else that I have come in contact with, have taught me responsibility, hard work, dedication, and respect. I am a dedicated student athlete, and I am interested in continuing that throughout college. Currently, anything is an option for me. I do not have an location, or division/type of school that I want to go to. My main goal is to make an impact wherever I end up through my desire, work rate, team work, competitiveness, attitude, and knowledge of the game.