My family is my biggest influence through multi generations of great grandparents, grandparents and my own parents. I have come to appreciate many walks of life. Both of my parents are head coaches so I have literally grown up on the soccer field and I got the chance to build my relationship with them through soccer. My grandparents and extended family have been a huge support throughout my athletic and academic career always supporting my decisions and being there for me. My family has always been there for me on this long road of athletics and life. It has really helped me in who I am as a leader and young man. My faith has given me a perspective on life and a foundation for how I live and the choices i make. I really became interested in soccer at a very young age from always being around it. I loved the atmosphere and the brotherhood it brought to my dads' team. It made me really want to be a part of a culture and brotherhood like that. A few things I have learned about myself while playing soccer is the leadership qualities that I have and that I continue to have. I have strived to make my teammates around me better by verbal encouragement, staying after practice and including them in my life outside of soccer. I have also learned about their personal hardships and I have used sports to build better relationships with them. It allows me to influence their life and for them to influence me. My academic goals for high school is to have good grades that will allow me to get into a good college and further my academic career that will prepare me for life after college. Both of my parents being head coaches has allowed for a few challenges in my life. I was often misunderstood as to who I am as a person and athlete. Outside of sports I was a foster brother. It was not easy for me. It really opened up my eyes about what a difficult life looks like and it really challenged my leadership and my patience. I personally did the best I could to lead him and guide him in a way where he could strive but unfortunately it wasn't enough but going through the hardships with that really made me a better teammate and leader. Throughout all the hardships it has made me want to be the best leader possible, the hardest worker possible, and best player possible to help my teammates become better men and athletes. Some unique characteristics I have is always having positive energy and trying to keep my teammates in a positive mood throughout the year so the brotherhood we have with each other doesn't strain from negative energy. Another quality iI have is putting my teammates before me and giving them credit for the things they are good at and the things they did to help the team succeed. I enjoy encouraging them to be the best at their role on our teams and I feel that is a huge part in our success.