My collegiate goal is to compete at a high-level soccer program while attaining a college education that will further my success in the future. I have decided to take the opportunity to play with the Soccer Management Institute in Rome, Italy for a gap year in 2021. I intend to use that year to submerge myself in the game every day and further my development, skills, and strength in all aspects of the game.
I have been a four-year varsity member of the soccer team at Culver Academies, a boarding school in Indiana. As a Captain, I learned how to create an atmosphere where the girls felt a collective desire to work hard. We made it to the Semi-State Finals, which has only been done once before in Culver's history. My journey at Culver built my character, and with soccer I had to be more creative in that, living two hours from home brought some challenges. But the thing that sets me apart from the average player, is my relentless work ethic, passion for the game, and eye for the field. I have played every position, and as I have grown, I was able to figure out where my skills were best showcased. As of now, I see myself as a central midfielder because of my ability to see the field and distribute the ball, as well as my ability to get out of tight spaces. I was offered a roster spot on the Chicago Rush Select '03 team to showcases when I was allowed back home to Chicago throughout my culver career. I set my priorities straight at a young age, so I can see it pay off in the future and make my goals become realities.
Soccer is my ultimate passion, and I am thrilled to take the gap year and play in Italy, and to push myself every day, and come back for the year of 2022 and continue my journey and studies at the colleigate level.