Hi, my name is Jazmine Castañeda and I am a sophomore at Aptos High School. I was born and raised in Watsonville, California. This is my second year playing on the varsity team at Aptos. I made the varsity team as a freshman. I became a starter and by the end of the season I was leading scorer for Aptos, and second in the league. In addition, I was also the second on my team for assists. After my season was over I made second team all league.
I am happy to announce that I have made the California North 2004 Olympic Development Team for the second year in a row. I am proud because my hard work, dedication and love for the game has paid off. This is a big accomplishment for me. Getting to this point hasn’t been an easy road. It took me three years to get to this point. It has been a struggle for me, both physically and mentally to get to where I am today. I did not make the team the first two years that I tried out. While I felt disappointed, I trained harder, and continue to train, so I can perform at my best. Struggling to make the team has taught me not to give up and push harder.
My parents played soccer their lives, and had the same passion. They did not have the support that I have so now they support me as much as possible. I am grateful for their continued support in my athletic career. I work hard in athletics and academics to be the best student athlete I can be. My goal is to attend a Division 1 University and play collegiately. I currently have a 3.6 GPA and I am taking Advanced Placement classes.
While my hard work has paid off, I hope to continue growing, learning and showcasing my skills.