Soccer has been a constant in my life. It has been my escape and my lifeline. Without soccer, I don't know where I would be today. I have the most passion ever for this sport, and everyday I push myself to work harder, wanting to be more, to be better. Soccer has taught me important life lessons, such as learning to lose, learning to work for what you get, and learning to have fun, even in the darkest of times. If I'm not playing soccer, I'm most likely helping out with different clubs in school, such as sports medicine or tour guides, or helping with my youth group back in Monroe.
I didn't choose to be a goalkeeper, it chose me. I was the only player who bought gloves on my U9 town travel team, and the position has stuck with me ever since, and is now a part of me. I spend my summers doing ID clinics and private training, almost every day, and never giving up. I always make sure that I keep my goal in mind when training: of playing college soccer.
On and off the field, I strive to be a leader and someone who my friends and teammates can look to for help. My coaches have frequently commented on my coachability, work ethic, and determination. I want to be challenged both on the field and in the classroom, and my dream college would be a place where I can do both academics and soccer at a high and competitive level, as I thrive in a competitive environment.