Sports have always been a huge part of my life whether on the soccer field, on the tennis court, or in a basketball gym. To this day, I enjoy being athletically diverse and playing different sports throughout the year. I think it gives me an advantage in soccer because it helps me work on athletic skills that I wouldn't usually practice. Soccer has always been my favorite and strongest sport ever since I started playing for NY stars as a 3-year-old. Over the years, I have had many coaches and have been on many teams. I think this has benefited me because I have been introduced to different coaching styles making it easy for me to adjust once I get a new coach in college. My Freshman year I didn't make the cut for the Varsity team. The coach decided to take upper-classman over me and other Freshman even though I believed I deserved a spot on the team. This helped me grow as a leader on and off the field. I was fortunate to be called up for the state playoffs later that year. I had to switch my mentality quickly as I went from a captain to a role player on the Varsity team. I learned a lot from this experience and it helped me develop on and off the field. Academically, I have attended a rigorous school my entire life and I hope to continue that in college. Both academics and athletics are extremely important to me. Because of this, I believe I have what it takes to be a "student-athlete" and compete at the highest level I can.