My parents introduced me to soccer when I was in pre-school because I was a fearless kid with a ton of energy. I fell in love with playing the game and I don't plan on stopping for a long time. I played my early years as both a forward and a goalkeeper, but the rush of diving and saving goals got my blood pumping. I am a goalie through and through!
One of the biggest challenges in soccer is communication. I treat school and soccer like a paying job and do not mess around or disrespect my teachers and coaches. I consider myself the strong silent type and almost introverted off of the field. I like to be quiet and observe. I take my position very seriously, and I become a totally different person when I step on to the pitch. I am deceptively aggressive and strategic with my words and actions. Probably the most important thing I have learned from being the goalkeeper is that I did not loose the game just because the other team scored a goal. Soccer is a team sport and the ball passed through 10 other players and I was the last man standing. As disappointed as I get when a goal is scored against me, I have realized that there are more shots that I have saved and will save and I move on.
My parents have been the biggest influence on me both on and off of the soccer field. The work ethic and passion they both have has helped me become the student, athlete, and man that I am today. They have taught me that not everyone succeeds and that there are no do-overs in the real world. The only thing that gets you ahead in life is hard work and no one is just going to hand that to me.
My short term goals are to win a State Championship in Soccer and with the Future Business Leaders of America. I plan to graduate from high school with a 3.7 GPA or higher and pursue a Bachelors degree in Business/Sports Management and play soccer for a competitive university.
I know I have the skills and passion to be an asset to your program athletically and academically.