When I was very young, I saw kids playing soccer near my house and then told my parents that I wanted to play that game. My parents then signed me up to play when I was 4, and I have played and loved the game ever since. Soccer has taught me how to persevere. For example, I have overcome hamstring and knee injuries to get where I am today. Those experiences taught me how to persevere and to never give up fighting to play the game that I love.
Through the sport, I have learned how driven and competitive I am. I have learned that to grow as a player, a student, and a person that there has to be challenges thrown in there. I can overcome adversity and use all good and bad situations as learning tools on the path to success. I am very coachable. I take instruction and work hard to make improvements. I am mentally tough; I stay focused and confident when things are hard. I set a goal for myself and strive to reach it.
What sets me apart on the field is my field vision. I can read the play. I am a leader on and off the field; not necessarily verbally but by example of work ethic. The game changes when I step on the field. I am a team player allowing my teammates to play their positions but am able to step-in when needed. While playing, I have been able to create many goal-scoring opportunities by crossing and combination play. Passing, dribbling, and fitness are also great assets to my game. I am also a relentless and aggressive player; I leave it all out on the field. I am a strong target forward who can play very well back to goal to add players in and expand the play.
My academic goals for high school is to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Also, I strive to graduate with an Honors Diploma which includes coursework in AP classes. I would like to focus my college education towards sports medicine or physical therapy.