Even from a very young age, I have always enjoyed the game of soccer. When I was just 3 years old, my journey began as a player on my local YMCA team. Through playing the game that I have grown to love, I have cultivated life-long friendships and developed life lessons that I never expected. As I continue to progress my soccer skills on and off the field, I am surprised at the personal growth the game of soccer has continued to instill in me. The opportunity to play collegiate soccer is more than just a sport, it is the next crossroads on my journey to develop my future.
Last year, I earned a position on my High School varsity team at Anderson High School as a sophomore. Anderson HS is a Texas 6A program with very strong competition within our district. I continued to excel as a team member and I was the starting center midfielder for all 20+ games of our season. Along with this, I was awarded All-District Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-District. The challenges of competing as a Sophomore on varsity has helped me develop as a player and as a person. The experience has built confidence in myself and has made me want to continue to help my teammates improve as well. With this said, I feel as if I have always been someone on the team to bring others up and help create a strong bond within the team. This season gave me the proof of that ability.
Beyond playing soccer at Anderson HS, I have continued working out over the summer with a personal trainer, playing club soccer at Barca Academy, and hanging out with friends and family. This summer I was very successful at starting my own yard service company and expanding it to the point that on many occasions I had to turn away business due to the number of new clients I was developing. Creating my own business allowed me to get a sense of what the real world is like because I had to learn to interact with many different personalities and still deliver a service they were happy with. Customer service can often be very difficult in some situations! My drive and success while managing my yard company, allowed me the ability to save up enough money and buy my own car in cash when I turned 16.