When I was eight years old, I knew I wanted to play water polo. Forever. After my 1st game I knew I had found my passion and that it was going to be incredibly hard to pursue it. I live in Texas. Water Polo is growing fast here, but at the time there were only a few teams and they were spread out pretty far. I knew I would have to be strategic about training; choosing camps and tournaments nationally and locally that would help me prepare to be the best player I could be. I knew I would have to be an ambassador for the sport, recruiting and helping train other players and helping them find passion in the sport as well. I have always been a leader, in and out of the pool. Being a goalkeeper, you must be a natural leader, as you are the “quarterback” of both the offense and defense, being able to see the entire playing field, calling out positions and directions and speaking loudly and clearly. I also apply these strong characteristics academically, maintaining a 3.8 GPA at one of the most rigorous high schools in Houston, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, nationally known and ranked the 6th best Catholic High School in America. I am used to balancing rigorous academics with year-round athletics, swimming competitively while continuing to train in water polo during the off season. As a sophomore, my immediate goal is to elevate my high school team while preparing academically for college. My goal is to play Collegiate Water Polo, applying my skills to help my team compete and win, and to excel academically to lay a strong foundation for the career path I choose. I have a strong work ethic and even stronger legs.