My sophomore year was extremely difficult, as the youngest starter on the team I had to prove myself to a team of all upperclassmen who had been playing together for a decade. I had to earn the respect of the whole team as the only underclassmen. This experience was tough and taught me a lot, but the upcoming season will be tougher, My senior year we are graduating 14 players and I am one of 4 upcoming seniors and the only experienced starter guiding a team of underclassmen. This will tune my leadership skills and prepare me for tough situations in the future.
The past year, my junior year I learned the real value of chemistry on and off the field. My teammates and I bonded over team dinners and activities off the field. Our team made state playoffs. Although we did not win the state championship, everyone learned the value of playing together as a team rather than playing for themselves.
I believe I have the character, leadership skills, and ability to perform at the college level, as well as have an impact. I am always trying to improve my game both technically and tactically based on expectations of the coach. An ideal program for me is one that plays to feet and finds the open man, not just kick and run.
Academically, I’m hoping to find a school that offers smaller classes because they provide more interaction and 1:1 support which I find helpful. This has helped me understand the material better and improved my grades. I am looking to challenge myself and maintain the high GPA that I’ve earned in high school.