During my freshman high school soccer season, I learned that to be successful as a team you need to play with some selflessness. My team went to the state playoffs for the first time in 5 years. By the end of our season we had lost 4 starters to injuries. We are a small school, so it left us with no varsity subs. We made it to the second round of playoffs with 13 players. To make that happen we all had to play positions that we weren't always comfortable with. For example, I moved from midfield to sweeper. We all came together and it made me realize why I love playing soccer. I like playing soccer because I like training and playing with a group of girls who support each other and have each other's backs on and off the field. This is why I want soccer to be part of my college experience.
My goal as a player is to always make a difference on the field. I never give up on plays. I am fast and I use this skill to my advantage by not letting anyone beat me to the ball. I have a good sense of the field. I keep my head up and make accurate passes from both the offensive and defensive positions on the field. I am also a leader by communicating well with my teammates during practice and games.
The same work ethic I apply to soccer I bring to my academics. In high school, I challenge myself by taking advanced classes. I participate in school as a member of our student council. I was also a captain on a robotics team through our school's STEM program. I will bring this same work ethic and focus to my college studies.