I started playing soccer in San Diego, CA at 4 years old, being on my first club team at 7. My first coach was a Boston University "Soccer Hall of Famer", so the level at which he taught was far superior than other teams in my age group. He had us follow strict practices and I feel he set me up for success at a young age. My family moved across the country twice in two years, from CA to NY to ID. Having to start from the bottom up in two new states humbled me. I had to prove to my coaches and teammates that I was a premier level player and belonged on the stronger teams. That took time, dedication and a lot of perseverance. I was given the opportunity to guest play on the top level team in Idaho at their FarWest Regional Championship tournament and it was there that I claimed my starting position on the premier ECNL team. Moving, as hard as it was, set me apart, it made me more adaptable to new circumstances and enhanced my ability to be a leader on the pitch.
In October 2019, my first year playing with my high school, I varsity lettered, we placed 3rd in State and I received First Team All Conference as a sophomore. That was a huge highlight in my career and one I've sacrificed hard for. I was told the coaches in my conference pegged me as the best 1v1 defensive player in the state in my age group. In July 2019, my club team placed 3rd in the Nation at the USYS National Championships after winning back to back State Championships in Idaho. I've been lucky to be apart of an amazing program and a team that has grit. Soccer has taught me discipline and that skill is also hugely beneficial in my academics. I am focused on my academics as much as I am my athletics. Sports have impacted my life in such a positive way that I look forward to pursuing a career in sports medicine or sports business. I know, with my background and devotedness, I will be a great asset to any collegiate program.