I am in the class of 2021 at Aptos High School. Aptos is a small beach community on the central coast of California. Having lived in Aptos my whole life, being active outdoors and environmentslly conscious are important to me.
I began playing soccer when I was five for my local soccer club, then the county soccer club, Santa Cruz Breakers. By the time I started 7th grade my desire to play soccer at the highest level grew, in order to do this I would have to travel to San Jose. I played for the De Anza Force for two years getting called up to the ECNL team. During the 2017 season we won the Northwest conference and travelled to Chicago for the ECNL finals in June 2017.
Then began the USDA for girls, and I chose to join the San Jose Earthquakes because I felt I would grow the most as a player; and my grandfather was one of the original owners of the professional men’s team in the 1970’s.
I am currently on the San Jose Earthquakes DA and I enjoy the rigors of the program, and being able to travel all over the country to play. I also play on the high school girls varsity soccer team, starting as a freshman. We won league for our fifth year in a row, advancing to CCS playoffs. Varsity soccer has helped me become a vocal leader on the field, as my confidence has grown earning the respect of my teammates 2-3 year older.
I am thankful for my supportive friends and family as my soccer has a large impact on their lives. I commute 400 miles weekly to soccer practices spending quality time in the car with my parents and doing homework. On days I don’t have soccer I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the beach, church group activities, and traveling.
Soccer continues to be my passion, and I am dedicated to pursuing it at the highest level possible, as well as my academics. Finding the right fit and balance at the college level will be an exciting adventure on the horizon.