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 (PR 100m: 13.16, 200m: 27.21, 400m: 101.33). 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 is very important to me. Living in Wichita, we play all league games out of Kansas City which is over two hours from our home. 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.