Following the 2018-19 club season, I was honored to be recognized by my coach and the Midwest Conference coaches with the selection to the all conference team. This happened a year after completing my U14 season, which was the toughest season I have ever experienced. Though my team was competitive and finished 2nd in the top division of the Buckeye league, our team didn’t win a game in the ECNL league. That season helped me grow as a player the most because the results showed me that I needed to push myself physically and mentally more to improve our team and our results. After that season, I worked on my goalkeeping and leadership skills. Also during that summer, I started high school soccer at a new school, which already had 5 keepers for 3 teams and had more of a need for strikers. Given that over the years I have literally played every position, I talked to the coach about playing striker, which would help the team and would build my confidence with the ball at my feet as a goalkeeper for my club team. During the high school season I scored 8 goals and had 7 assists. During the next club year, our team improved, we went from last place to finishing middle of the ECNL conference and even in the losses we were much more competitive. I was much more confident and emerged as a leader, organizing the defense, while making several critical saves and stops to keep us in most games. These contributions and my play resulted in my selection to the Midwest ECNL All-Conference team July 2019.
My love for soccer began when I was young living in Germany. For five years I attended an international school with boys from all over the world and formed many friendships on the soccer field. Today that love remains, and can be witnessed every time I step on the pitch. I am a versatile soccer player, possessing a strong work ethic and leadership skills with undeniable commitment to my teams and to my teammates. My goal is to play for a college team that will allow me to grow both athletically and academically.