Playing competitive soccer from a very young age, I have been pushed to my limit by a plethora of talented coaches. I had always been a hard worker: earning the ball back when I lost it and putting in one hundred percent effort each time I stepped on the field. But I was pushed to another level when I broke my growth plate in my ankle, followed by a fractured bone in the same foot a couple months later. This put me on the sidelines for almost an entire year. This experience has made me the player I am today. Being out for a year made me have a different perspective on soccer, I was able to see the game from a new, different, all-encompassing, angle. It made me work harder to get my touch back and to earn a place back on the field, and bring my new knowledge of what the game looked like on the outside, in.
With a father who played D1 soccer, I have learned how to compete with everything I have, as well as the importance of building good relationships on and off the field. I am looking for a program that will be a good fit for me athletically as well as academically. I believe I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the character, work ethic, and leadership skills to make an impact. Being a leader and captain on almost every team I have played with shows I have what it takes to be a leader on your team.