When I won the Potomac championship during my freshman year on varsity was the biggest accomplishment of my high school career so far. In my eyes, I feel like I’m growing into a strong student-athlete during my freshman year. When we made it to the SMAC championship, it made me realize how hard we worked together as a team to get here.
I was interested in playing soccer at the age of 7 when I was driving past a soccer practice and asked my mom can I try out. While playing soccer I developed good sportsmanship, leadership skills, and teamwork. I learned that you have to learn to adapt to different coaching ways and styles of plays. I have been playing soccer ever since. I have 8+ years of experience as a goalie and defender.
My high school goals are to have straight A’s and B’s and be able to stay on top of my work. In college, I want to complete my work and be done ahead of time. I do not want to fall behind on my work. I am determined and not afraid to ask questions to help me understand in the classroom and on the field. I have overcome injuries and people judging because of my skin color, and people doubting me. It was hard when people judged me because of my skin color thinking black girls are ratchet or violent. Also, I have learned to help change the perspective of how coaches viewed me because, coaches didn’t think I had speed, foot skills, or able to get past the opponent. My passion has grown for the art of soccer. I possess leadership skills, I am hardworking, and I continue to learn how to adapt to the various styles of coaching.