Hello. My name is Michael Esposito and I just began my senior year at Xavier High School, a Catholic all boys high school in Manhattan. I am currently playing soccer for both my high school entering my third season as a Varsity player and for my club the FC Copa Academy in Brooklyn, NY. I live in a more remote area in Queens, where there have not many options for playing club soccer locally, but I decided at an early age that playing at a more competitive level was important to me. When I was younger, my parents often drove me an hour away just attend practice and for my high school which doesn’t have a home field in the middle of Manhattan, I take two subways and a ferry just to get to practice. I believe the challenges I’ve experienced just to train shows how committed I am to playing soccer and know this level of commitment has helped me become a better player and teammate. I also know that it continues to drive me to want to play at an even more competitive level in college and that I will bring this type of commitment to work hard at improving both personally and as a team player. I am still undecided as far as a major is concerned but I am leaning towards criminal justice to follow in the footsteps of my dad who is a retired detective from the NYPD.