My name is Genevieve Francois. I have been dedicated to the sport of soccer since I was six years old. I’ve played multiple positions, including forward and holding mid-fielder, over the years and for the past several years I’ve been the starting center back for my Club team and starting wing back for my high school team. My accomplishment for my high school team includes being named to the second team all-conference both Freshman and Sophomore years. My Club team, Lou Fusz O’Rourke ’02, won the NPL U17 girls National Championship and the U18 girls Missouri State Cup in 2019.
I am most proud that we won these titles after losing in penalty kicks in the 2018 U17 girls Missouri State Cup semifinals. This experience made me realize that with a lot of grit and training you can accomplish your goals. I train year round and do my own workouts even when we don’t have official practice.
I feel I am still getting better every year and want to continue my soccer career in college. I hope to find a team that works as hard as I do and be a contributing member of a team with determination to meet its goals.
Other activities I have been active in during high school including being an elected member of my student office for three years, a member of the Missouri Youth and Government program and the social media editor of our school newspaper, the Kirkwood Call. I have volunteered at Craft Alliance in their youth summer camp. I am also a member of the National Honor Society.
I am interested in studying political science and international relations. I would like to study at a school with strong programs in these fields where I am academically challenged. I would like to go to a University or College in a city, suburb or a large college town.