My primary goal as a college student is to earn a degree that will help me lead a successful life as an adult. I am a three season athlete but I knew quite a few years ago, mostly when I started playing Premier League soccer, that playing soccer in college was definitely a goal I set my sights on. Being able to work toward a degree and play college soccer, would be a dream come true.
I am a good candidate for several reasons. Many of the adults in my life- my parents, my teachers and advisors, and my coaches- recognize that I am not satisfied with being mediocre. I am currently the only player on my high school team that plays soccer most of the year. Up until last year, I played fall ball during my regular school season, trained during the winter, and then resumed spring soccer when the travel season opened in April. As a sophomore, I have aged out of fall ball but I am still working hard on being my best. I beg my parents to let me stay after school to practice, I beg them to take me to the field on the weekends to shoot and work on footwork, and I set up drills in my backyard. Most of the adults in my life will tell you that I am a hardworker and a leader, serious about my goals, and highly motivated to meet goals I set. I am extremely outgoing and I have the ability to converse with most people when I first meet them. Last year, as a freshman, I was the only student-athlete to letter in three varsity sports while maintaining honor roll status, and I started a part-time job in the spring. I am not afraid of hard work.