I started playing soccer when I was 6. At first, it was just fun to run around with my friends, but I soon grew to love the game. I just remember that I wanted to get better and play more.
Along the way, I’ve experienced many highs and lows; such as the adrenaline rush of scoring the tying goal with under a minute to go in the Blues Cup championship game and then going on to score one of the decisive penalty kicks to win the trophy, the honor of being awarded Rookie of the Year for my high school varsity team, and then the defeat of narrowly missing the CIF playoffs.
I’ve been voted captain on my last three club teams. Being a captain has helped me work on my leadership skills and have shaped the way I view my life. Having others depend on me has really encouraged me to live a purposeful and inspiring life.
This sport has taught me so much about myself and life. It has taught me the value of hard work, how to deal with failure, and how to work within a team. It has taught me how to take direction and deal with criticism. I have been called coachable with a calming presence and been told I have great vision on the field. I take pride in working hard to be the best soccer player and teammate that I can be. My primary position is center midfield, but I am happy to play wherever my team needs me. I would like to find a college that will help me grow athletically and academically.