Starting soccer at 11 years old hasn’t been easy, but I never let that stop me. I began playing in a boys academy, learning basic skills and leadership from the get-go. I joined a girls travel team a year later, becoming a starter as a striker and later during the season, guest playing for a team in an older age group. I stuck with this team for 4-5 seasons before the team took their separate ways and joined different clubs.
Leaving to a different team really taught me how to step outside of my comfort zone. I spent the first few months alone, being able to count how many words I had spoken to each teammate with my fingers. Until I met an ex-professional Colombian soccer player who guided me through the world of soccer. I’m fortunate enough to now say that I have met many soccer players from different places that have collectively helped me learn the value of commitment, sacrifice, and leadership. I am also fortunate enough for having such passion for a sport that motivates me to do my best and make something good happen. I hope to attend a college that I can positively impact with my talent and character, where I can also continue working towards my goals both athletically and academically.