My pursuit is to find a college and water polo program that will challenge me intellectually and physically, while refining my leadership skills and making me a better person and teammate.
Five years ago, I moved across the country and wanted to try a new activity, as I had not yet found anything that I was passionate for. As I searched, I came across water polo which seemed an unlikely sport in Colorado. It looked exciting as the game was fast, physical, intense team sport, and the players had my projected future build. After watching the recorded game, I knew this might be for me. I searched on the internet and two club options appeared in the Denver metro area. It was meant to be. I started playing days after the moving van arrived in my new state.
Now five years later, I have been selected to four Mountain Zone Olympic Development teams, have traveled to Croatia to train, have grown to six feet six inches tall, have best friends that are my teammates, and learned from coaches who believe in me and push me to be my best. I am not only a highly motivated player, but I am also a highly motivated person. I am currently enrolled in an Honors International Baccalaureate program at my high school and will have approximately 20 college credits by graduation. I am competing for my school on the varsity swim team (State Champions) and am a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition, I am the founder and director of a youth board at my local Food Bank that is striving towards the end of hunger and food insecurity in our community. Finally, I worked with a local club to help start a water polo camp last Summer to introduce more kids to this amazing sport. We have done the camp two times and are planning for more.
I love to be challenged and look forward to my next opportunities in my education and water polo.