For me, soccer has always been an outlet. I could escape from everything else and do what I loved. From an early age of 3, I began to fall in love with the sport. I would go home every night dreaming of one day playing at the collegiate level. Today, I’m a center back for Baton Rouge Soccer Club, LA ODP, and University Laboratory School.
In the game of soccer there are many things you cannot control, but you can always control the attitude and effort you put forth. Working hard on and off the field is key to becoming a better player and person. This is why I do strength and conditioning training twice a week, in addition to my practices, and maintain a 4.0 GPA or higher. My strengths include, discipline, ability to read the field, physicality, leadership skills, and continuous efforts to better myself.
All my life I have pushed myself, learned from those around me, and given in to my competitive nature, which has positively affected my game. I believe you must work hard and push yourself even when you think you cannot. This is the only way to achieve your goals. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “ You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” I not only work hard for myself, but I also work hard for my great support system that consists of my teammates, coaches, family and friends. I plan on making them proud.