I have been raised in a sports centered family that has fostered a competitive spirit in me. I have played a variety of sports growing up, but my passion is soccer and I desire to play it at the collegiate level. Last year, I suffered an elbow injury that required surgery and forced me to miss my 8th grade soccer season. Being sidelined, helped me realize how much I love the game. I also learned the value of hard work and goal setting as I rehabbed and prepared myself for my freshman season. The hard work paid off when I earned the starting varsity goalkeeping position this past fall as a freshman.
I have had the unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of goalkeeping from my mother, who was a division II college goalkeeper. As a goalkeeper, I use my height, awareness, and quick decision-making skills to proactively control the box. Goalkeeping has taught me how to be a leader and how to manage challenging high pressure situations by staying calm and mentally focused. These skills carry into my personal and academic life also. As a result, I desire to find a school that will help me reach my academic and athletic goals and prepare me for a successful future.