I grew up in a sports family with my dad, uncle and grandfather all being high level volleyball players and collegiate coaches. I went to their practices and learned that you play the way you practice. I am driven to be the best in training, in games, in the classroom and as a person. I hold my teammates to high expectations, but keep mine higher.
I have been a part of Sporting KC Academy as a development player. I chose to stay with the club team versus the DA because as an SKC development player, you only practice unless called up. With the club team, I am able to continue to improve through both practice and game play.
The unique item that I bring is that I am growing as a normal kid. People look at me as a short goalie, but over the next couple of years I will grow (my uncle is 6'5"). I will also only be 17 when I graduate high school. To reach the level I have achieved, I have learned to be technically correct and to communicate to my team. I have had the privelage of being coached by a range of international goalie coaches - Scotland, Brazil and Croatia (former player from Zadar).
I thank you for your time and just keep watching me over the next couple of years.