My dad always told me "practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect". I never bought into that until the day I got cut from my team. This was devastating and very eye opening for me as an athlete and in my personal life. No longer do I just go through the motions of practice. From that day forward I used each and every training session to push myself out of my comfort zone, try something new and to lead by example through hard work.
Academically I am looking to pursue a degree in sports medicine. A career in sports medicine has become a goal of mine, to be able to help other athletes physically, nutritionally, and mentally.
Making varsity as a freshman and playing for a high level travel soccer team has made me confident I will be able to compete at the college level. I have learned the value of hard work, leadership through example, personal sacrifice, being a good teammate and to push myself to strive for excellence.
There are two quotes that guide me through life now. " In order to succeed you must not be afraid to fail". Also " I never dreamed about success. I worked for it".