I was fortunate enough to be a part of an incredible group of teammates that was able to turn a newly founded club into state champions in only a few years. However, I did not play with them until around u13 when the change was made that teams would be formatted by year born. I was one of the few kids from my previous team that was moved into a group of older guys who have already played with each other for several years. That summer, I worked harder than ever before by doing drills and other workouts in my backyard because I knew that to gain the respect of my new teammates, I would have to contribute and impact the team more than anyone else. I stayed patient, quickly learned the team's playstyle, adapted to it, and let my ability do the talking. This is similar to my first couple of years of high school soccer when I was able to play with 2 all-state players. I observed their workouts and mindsets throughout the season, all while taking notes on what it takes to become an elite player and even better leader.
Academics are extremely important to me along with the overall environment of the soccer program. I am the type of player that will do all of the dirty work and little things that oftentimes go unnoticed just to help my team keep the ball or gain possession again. I have a deep motivation to not only make myself better on and off the field but also my teammates. I believe my work-ethic is unmatched and that I could positively impact any team to help them play at their full potential.