My name is Karla Avina -Rios and I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember and have always dreamed of playing on a college team and maybe one day even play professionally. I have played on my schools soccer team for four years and greatly enjoy all of the practices that we have and always strive to do my best. On my off seasons, I like to make sure that I am still active, I run in the summer, I run cross country in the fall, and I am a cheerleader in the winter, no matter what sports I play I like to make sure that I am fully involved in the team and listen to what they have to say along with give advice when needed. I like to think that I have some leadership experience, I was captain of my middle school soccer team for my 8th grade year and I was captain of my JV cheer team my 9th grade year. During my time of being a captain I learned how to better become a leader and to learn how to deal with problems like conflicts between teammates, it also taught me how to better understand my teammates and gave me a better perception of teamwork. I always try to make my team confident in themselves and like to encourage them to get better because there is always room to improve.