I am built from my core to compete. I was born that way. I've been competing as a multi-sport student athlete for most of my life excelling from the classroom to the court to the field. But, soccer is the perfect combination of all the things that I love: running, the wind on my face and competition. Don't get me wrong, I've lost a lot of games (and won a few too.) I'm from a mid-size town in Kansas. We don't have fancy club teams and turf fields on every corner. Three months out of the year, I play for my hometown high school team and we play some goliaths in our league. This fact can loom over a player but, I always go in with the intent to play my best, help my team mates and never give up. No matter the odds. From July to November, I play for a club team an hour away from home. That's two hours round-trip with a two hour practice twice a week. It has taken extra dedication, perseverance and discipline for me to pursue soccer. It has been a real sacrifice of time and money for my family. That is how much I love the game.