I have been playing soccer since I was three years old, and I have come to the understanding that if I play the game simple, using spacing and geometry (angles), coupled with character such as trust and responsibility, not only would I become a better player, but I would be helping other players become better. Therefore, as a team, as a unit, we all would combine our strengths to overcome our weaknesses and reach success out on the field. As this realization developed, I noticed myself gravitating more from the attacking forward position to more of the holding defensive center mid fielder position. This position enabled me to utilize my vision, my soccer IQ, my precise passing, and my unselfishness on the field to affect the game in a more well-rounded manner. As a result of this mindset my level of play increased not only personally, but as far as the actual level of play in regards to competition, thus reaching and sustaining play at the USSDA level.
Today, I envision my college experience to be one of personal growth in the classroom and on the field. In the classroom, my focus is to explore a business major with a minor in science. My thoughts are that this academic direction would provide me with multiple options post college. This dual approach will enable me to pursue the sports medicine field post undergraduate degree if that is still my desire at that time or provide me with a multitude of opportunities in the business world. As a player, I plan to be dynamic and a positive influence on the team. I will demonstrate responsibility, respect, trust, and most importantly leadership through example. I am fully aware how I conduct myself on and off the field reflects more than just myself. How I carry myself reflects my coaches, my team, and the university I represent.