I fell in love with soccer when I was 9 years old. I played for a team that didn’t win a lot of games, but at the end of the season we had a really close game against the best team in our league. Although we lost that game, I learned to compete, and realized how badly I wanted to become the best player that I could be. That season taught me what I needed to do to improve, and the fact that working on those skills was all I wanted to do, helped me see how much I loved the sport.
Through soccer I have learned to challenge myself and work hard to reach my goals, which include getting a 90 or above in all my classes and to putting myself in position to play college soccer. I also plan to continue to develop my leadership and communication skills as I work towards those goals.
Being a part of a big family has influenced me a lot. It has taught me independence and leadership. It has also majorly affected how competitive I am. The most important thing that it has taught me is that not everything is always going to go my way, forcing me to deal with problems and finding ways to overcome them.