My name is Estella Diaz, I am 14 years old. I am 5'2" and weigh 125 pounds. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Tallahassee, FL when I turned 9 years old. I started playing the game when I was 6. My dad was a big influence as to why I started playing soccer, as he was very athletic himself. Growing up, there wasn't a girls only team. This lead me to playing with the boys, which I didn't mind, it gave me thick skin, which always comes to use. When I first moved, it was difficult for me to adapt to the new people, place, and the school. I was very disorganized academically, However, as time went by, my academics were improving as the new school year started. I joined a club and continued playing with boys until 2016, when I tried out for an all girls elite travel team. The experience was new, but I liked playing with girls who knew and understood me. My academic goals for high school are to have at least one AP class as a sophomore. Regarding college, I would like my career to be in the medical field. One of my goals is to play at a college level and continue improving my skills. Some of my beneficial qualities as an athlete are that I am faster than the average girl, I have a very strong kick, and I read the things around me very well, as the situation develops around me. Soccer has taught me so many lessons, but I think the most important is to be patient. The game requires patience all the time. Knowing myself, I am not a patient person. Following up to that, I think soccer has gave me a chance to take my time and focus on every second of the game. There is not a moment during the game I allow myself to switch off and get out of my mindset.