My primary longer term goal is to succeed in a career in medicine, perhaps in kinesiology/sports medicine or anesthesiology. With this comes rigorous academic work and the desired grades to support this goal to continue my higher education. I am a hard-working, responsible student and I push myself academically because I am goal-oriented; these same attributes have translated on and off the field as a soccer player. But to couple my academic goals with the personal joy I feel playing soccer would be the ultimate challenge, and gratification in becoming a well-rounded human being. I have been told through my eight years of playing with highly competitive Club teams, that I am "extremely coachable" and strategically astute. I understand that practice and dedication improve me as a player. I step up as a leader when needed yet am also respected team member. In addition to playing with integrity and passion, my individual competitive advantages include being: a versatile player in multiple positions, physically strong offensively and defensively, and speed of running.