I have been playing soccer since I was four years old. I was always given the opportunity to play other sports, but soccer has always been the one that I love the most. I love being part of a team and winning with my coach and my team mates. As a left-footed player, my coach decided to give me the opportunity to play left defensive back in 2016 which was a new position for me. I previously was a left wing. I enjoy a challenge and now get to go end-to-end using my speed. I run track for fun and I’m a sprinter running the 100m, 200m, and 400m. I feel fortunate to love sports as much as my parents. Both of my parents played Division I sports (Football and Lacrosse) and sports are very important to our family because of the values they instill: hard work, leadership, and collaboration.
I bring those qualities of hard work, leadership and collaboration to my everyday life. I work very hard to get high grades. School work and a strong work eithic is very important to me. Living in Wichita, Kansas, I travel over two hours, one-way, several times per week to play with my Oklahoma Energy DA Team. We travel every weekend to play soccer somewhere and maintaining my grades and focus is something I already know how to do. I am excited to play college soccer and show what I display on the field is the same as in the classroom. Similarly, my coaches and teachers constantly comment on my ‘work-rate’ – you simply won’t out-work me.
I am very involved in Wyldlife and Younglife and like the connection with God and my peers. I have goals of earning a degree in Exercise Physiology or Occupational Therapy. I know I have received a lot from sports and would like to help educate and rehab others who need it. I enjoy working with children with needs and have been able to show that I can really make an impact through kids I’ve worked with in the school and with my family.