While playing club soccer, I played in the Illinois State Cup Championship, but we lost. I think this shaped me as a person because it reminded me how much love I have for the game even when we don't win. It also gave me more sportsmanship and motivated me to get better in the sport, so that next year the team and I will have a better outcome. I became interested in soccer at the age of 5 when my parents signed me up for a soccer league. As soon as the practice started I became eager to learn more and get better at the sport.
I have learned through soccer that I care more about the team's performance than wins or losses. I also learned patience and teamwork is key when wanting to be successful in the sport. Some unique characteristics/skills that I possess are that I am a hard worker, I learn fast, and I am always eager to try new things.