I was born in Switzerland in 2003 and lived in Europe until 2017 when we moved to New York City. In 2013, my family moved to Poland for four years and I learned my soccer fundamentals in Warsaw where I trained within the club system of Borussia Dortmond and travelled Poland and Germany playing junior tournaments. After moving to New York City, I had enjoyed two years on the varsity soccer team at my high school and had just finished my first season as the captain of my club team when COVID-19 struck. I was afraid to lose two crucial years in my soccer development and have made the choice, supported by my parents, to attend the International Center for European Football (ICEF) in Evian, France where I study on-line in the morning and train every afternoon with 30 high-calibre athletes and a professional coaching staff at the Center.
ICEF shares a facility with the Thonon Evian Grand Geneve football club which plays in the N3 French league. Since arriving in France in August of 2020, I am one of only 3 ICEF athletes invited to train with the reserves of the club, was issued my FIFA license to play with their U18 team when the season re-opens post-COVID-19, and have served as Captain for the ICEF team. I miss NYC and my friends and family, but have benefitted in building skill and fitness, accessing professional level coaching, facilities and technology, and reinforcing my fluency in French and Italian. I would look forward to bringing these soccer skills, leadership capabilities, language proficiency and strong academic record to a college that would be a good fit for me.