As a player and student I strive to put forth my best effort on the field and in the classroom. I want to challenge myself both athletically and educationally in college, willing to accept and overcome many adversities that are in my way. In college, I want to earn my 4-year degree in a major that suits my career interest. Also, I want to make a large impact on a collegiate level soccer program.
What separates me from other recruits is my work ethic, on and off the field, my all-around athleticism, and my will to help my teammates and others around me strive to do their absolute best. My work ethic has been something that helped me along my soccer career as well as my academic career. Playing this sport since I was 3, I have always found interest in it. Once I was 13 I decided to take it more serious and wanted a more competitive scene to play in. This put me at a disadvantage compared to other players in my area because I had no experience playing club soccer until this point. To make up for this I worked extra hard and even when I was satisfied, I only wanted to get even better. This helped me reach the point of where I am today, playing on one of the best club teams in my age group and area. The many years of being an active soccer player helped me build up my fitness and body so I could compete with other players who towered over me in height or had fast foot-skills and extreme endurance. Having great athleticism alone is a great trait, but being a good person is something that has always been a top priority for me. Anytime my teammates are hard on themselves I try my best to pick them back up and encourage them so they do not loose focus during the game. If I'm hard on myself I remind myself of the responsibility I'm holding for my teammates, parents, friends, and everyone surrounding me to be the best player, teammate, student, and person I can be. All of this is what I consider to put myself ahead of other recruits, these skills are what made me the person I am today, and what I will use to better myself and other along my college path.