Soccer has always been a part of my life, and I can not imagine what I would be without it. I know I want to have a collegiate career in soccer because I know it will only make me a better player and person, physically and mentally. My first season of premier club soccer, seventh grade, was by far the most influential one I have played because it taught me that I needed to be the hardest working player on the field to be successful. I was a bench warmer for that team, simply because I did not compare to my fellow teammates. So, I did not make it on that team the following year, nor the year after. However, two seasons away from the team was beneficial to me because I could step back, focus on my development, and grow to match the overall skill level of the girls that had played on that first team, making the team my sophomore year.
My experience with my club team taught me that, if I have something I want to accomplish, I will eventually get it through patience and perseverance. I believe I can bring this mindset to my college team. My goal for college is to find a school that will challenge me both on the field and in the classroom. I know that reaching past my limits in both soccer and academics will prepare me for a worthwhile future.