At an early age I was introduced to sports. With my dad being a retired NFL player and a division 1 college athlete I was exposed to sports at a competitive level and knew right away I wanted to be part of that too. When I started playing soccer at the age of four it was because it was the only sport offered to kids at such a young age. After my first practice I fell in love with it and I knew that this was the sport I wanted to play. After that my love for soccer continued to grow and I knew right away that I wanted to be the best in my sport.
I have learned so much about myself by playing soccer. Through losses and wins I found that I have a competitive edge and determination that no one else had. I also learned that I am a natural leader and wont give up on anything without a fight.
Academics have always been a priority for me. I have always strived to have the best grades in school and to challenge myself to take hard classes. My hope for academics in high school is to graduate top of my class.
I have had to overcome countless obstacles to get where I am today. There have been conflicts with coaches, parents, and teammates that we have had to work through which allowed us to grow closer as a team. I also went from playing at one of the lowest level teams in my age bracket to the top level team in a year. was a big jump and it took a lot of readjusting to do. In order for me to play at the level I am playing, we have to commute over an hour each way to practice. The commitment to soccer has made me become disciplined as a student and diligent with my time management.
I have a lot of unique abilities that separate me from other players. I have a natural competitive edge and a drive to always win and do the best I can. I am also very athletic and a bigger player which gives me an advantage while playing. I have made my commitment to this sport my number one priority which makes me sacrifice other things with friends and family but I haven’t regretted any of it.