My name is Christian Tyson, and my goal is to pursue opportunities to play soccer at the collegiate and professional levels.
I have been playing soccer since the age of five (5), and have grown to love the sport tremendously. At present, I am a member of the NPL 2001/2002 team at Match Fit Academy in New Jersey. I have enjoyed playing soccer on my Hillsborough High School team, beginning my freshman year where I was one of the leading scorers. I captained the JV team my sophomore year and made varsity my Junior and Senior years. I really appreciated our 2018 season as our high school team finished the season with one loss, and went on to win the Skyland Conference, as well as the Somerset County Championship. It was one of my more enjoyable years playing soccer.
I play a couple of positions in the club and high school. Primarily, I like the attacking mid position as it gives me an opportunity to see the field, and to put my teammates in the best scoring position. Center forward, and left-back are the two other positions I play. Playing in these different positions have afforded me the opportunity to develop a good perspective for the game and has helped with my continued development. One thing that sets me aside from others is that I always try to make the right decision that is best for the team. On and off the field, I am a leader, good role model, and I do my best to encourage my teammates and help the team succeed.
When not playing soccer, I volunteer at many community events like Special Olympics, Mission Cognition, and senior care homes and help train younger players on the township club teams. I cherish volunteering as it gives me an opportunity to learn from others and give back to the community.
As a member of my middle school Student Leadership Corp (SLC) which focused on peer to peer drug and alcohol education, I mentored younger students and developed anti-drug programs which we shared with our peers. In the spring of 2016, I was one of four students at my middle school nominated by my teachers for the Paul Robeson Award. The Paul Robeson Award recognizes students in the community who foster a spirit of inquiry and excellence in academic studies, communication skills, and the arts and sciences.
As I enter my senior year, I look forward to contributing to the success of my high school team and continuing to grow as an individual. I want to go to college. It has been my lifelong dream. And playing soccer will make it even better.
I hope to continue excelling in school and on the playing field and look forward to meeting with college coaches to learn more about the college experience.