Playing high level collegiate soccer is not only a long-standing goal of mine, it continually motivates me to strive to reach my highest potential both athletically and academically. Soccer has provided me so many opportunities to learn and grow personally. With hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice I envision that growth and focus to continue into my college years and beyond.
I have been selected for and competed in several of US Soccer’s National Team Identification Centers. These camps have challenged me physically and mentally and allowed me the opportunity to compete against the other top players in the country. I have learned that while skill and talent definitely matter, the intangibles like communication, leadership, and work ethic are equally as important to be an impact player. I have also experienced this first hand through the stories that come from a family of soccer athletes. My dad played soccer for the University of Connecticut and my uncle played for Marquette University. Different types of players, but we share a love for the game.
As an attacking center-midfielder I have great composure, technical skill, and the ability to take players on in the final third. I also have a natural ability to see the field and play simply to create scoring opportunities for my teammates. I am honored to say that I am the only player at FC Wisconsin playing up a birth year in the ECNL. This has undoubtedly been the greatest opportunity for my development. Playing up, at the 10 position, has challenged me to think faster and play stronger and I feel this is positively preparing me for the speed of the college game. It has also taught me to be humble and to keep working extra hard to reach my full potential.