I've been playing soccer since I was 3. My dad lived in England most of his childhood, so he was surrounded by the sport and introduced it to me. I've grown up watching it every weekend and have made my life revolve around it. My family enjoys watching it with me and they are just as involved as I am. It's great being able to have them support me every game I play and have them watch me succeed. The sport has taught me to have my teammates back like my family has mine. It's a team sport and everyone should protect those they play with. An example is when I tore my meniscus in March 2019, my teammates were always checking in on me and now that I'm back to working out they're pushing me to get back to my best. I think I'm able to see that it's more than just a game, being on a soccer team is having a second family. You never want to let your family down so that pushes me to always give everything I have when I'm on the field. I'm able to think quick and be 100% in the choices I make. I'm a natural born leader and my big body let's me be a physical nuisance on the pitch.
I play for club and high school, and I'm working on trying to play at a college level or farther one day. I make sure I focus on school as much as I do soccer and my goal is to end senior year top 10% of my class. I then hope to go to college and get my business degree, which will lead me to going to law school where I'll work for a JD. I'm still growing as a player and a person so I'm looking for a program that will really get me to that next level. I think I'm able to improve the team anywhere I go and I can't wait to get my chance to prove that.