I am 16 years old and attend St Johns. Prep in Queens, New York. I am a junior and play on the soccer varsity team as a goalkeeper. My team competes in the CHSAA-A division. During the Fall 2020 season, I played and started all 11 season games, keeping 6 shutouts and having an 89% save percentage. Although losing a hard fought game in the semifinals, I was awarded with the "All-League" 1st team award at the end of the season. In addition, I also play for a high-level club, Metropolitan Oval Academy (Metoval). At Metoval, I am the starting goalkeeper and captain for the u-17 EAL team, and I also play for the u-19 EAL team occasionally. Furthermore, I am also a part time player on the u-17 MLS squad. I have played for Metoval for the past five years. My goal is to play for a NCAA Division 1 school and eventually play soccer professionally.
As a goalkeeper, my style of play is playing out of the back and playing more with my feet to create a buildup advantage for my team. My style is similar to that of Manuel Neuer, and I take a lot of inspiration from him. I play well out of the back because I have good ball control, an accurate pass, and a good field vision. This style of play allows me to open up better passing channels with my teammates by drawing attackers toward me. However, I am also able to deliver a strong, accurate long ball with my right foot, and a decent ball with my left. I have a fiercely competitive attitude, but also remain a good sportsman on and off the field.
Although sports is a big part of my life, I also pride myself on my academics. I attended Immaculate conception school in Astoria, Queens from Pre-k to eighth grade. Since middle school, I have received good grades and have been awarded the Principal's list award many times (12). I also graduated valedictorian of my eight grade class. At St. johns, I have continued to receive good grades despite being in honors and AP classes and for the three years that I have attended St Johns, I have been awarded the Principal's Award for Excellence after each semester. I currently have a 98 overall average, which translated roughly to a 4.0 GPA. Whether it be academics or athletics, I am fully committed in what I do and I am prepared to sacrifice to achieve my goal, which is to become a college student athlete