Hello. My name is Isabella Stevens-Mercado, I'm currently 14 years old and a freshman. I'm the goalie for the Michigan Hawks 05 Black ECNL girls soccer team. And currently attend Community High School, taking sports at Pioneer High School. I'm an "A" student, that is very athletic. I additionally enjoy playing basketball, softball, flag football, skateboarding, and I can play many other sports such as volleyball, tennis, and hockey. Although I enjoy many other sports, I prioritize soccer overall. I attend every practice, games, and additional goalie training. I truly love being a goalie, everything about it is fun to me. I could talk about how the physical aspect of being a goalie is so much fun and I love it, but that's boring! I like to focus on the mental aspect. While although being a goalie is a very physical position, many people don't realize its even more a mental position! Yeah, it's high anxiety at times, and a very stressful position, but that feeling of making a forward angry or frustrated because I keep saving their shots is what I thrive for. When they score, It fires me up and gives me even more of a challenge. While recovering from a goal, I think of what happened, how to fix it/stop it next time, and tell myself she will not get past me again. Which shows I love a challenge, "why?" you may still be asking, because that feeling when I overcome a challenge is the best feeling, it also leaves me with an empty feeling that thrives for another obstacle/challenge, and that's the best part of sports/ of anything. Anyway, Thank you for taking the time to read me blabber on about why I love being a goalie! If you have any questions please contact me! I hope you have a good rest of your day! Bye!