When I began playing soccer at the age of 6, it became my passion. Every practice is a chance for not only me but my team as a whole to increase our knowledge of the sport, and tactical ability to succeed when games take place. Working as a team rather than separate players is a key concept that soccer entails. Positivity, grit, and determination can only work so well if your team does not want to help one another. I have always known that I want to keep playing soccer throughout my high school, and college years because as age increases, speed, and level of play increases, giving you a bigger opportunity to face more competition. I try to achieve this level of play by making teams such as Player Development Program (PDP) playing and competing in college showcases, and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) which allows me to train at ID camps. Competition is something that always pushes me to do my best, but not only athletically but academically, which is why I am looking for a college that can support me in both areas.
Being a student-athlete is a challenging role, however, I feel that it pushes you to keep organized, and prioritize different aspects of your life. Academics are one of my top priorities in life, and I always work my hardest inside the classroom, not just on the soccer field. Taking honors classes drives me to really focus and try to achieve honor roll. I also believe this works toward my goals of being successful in the medical, or criminology fields that I am currently considering. Along with my classes, I am apart of the student council, for the reason that I not only want to thrive in my classes but I want my school to succeed and helping the school becoming a better learning environment goes towards that goal. I believe that with the skills and attributes of academics and athletics will be very significant throughout my college years.