For as long as I can remember, soccer has been my passion. When I was five years old I felt as though I was "different" than the other players on the field. As a maturing player today, I continue to have that feeling of determination, and unprecedented talent while remaining humble; the same feelings that I had at an immature age so many years ago. I could not imagine my future college career without soccer. To accomplish this goal, I must continue to strive to become successful not only at the athletic level, but academically as well. Academics are mutually important to me as is my love for soccer, and if not more, because school will always come first. Keeping a high GPA and enrolling into challenging courses is crucial for me in hopes to further my education in a strong nursing program.
During my past few years of really developing greatly as a player, I have tackled the leadership role by being voted as a co-captain on my club team by my teammates for the 2017-2018 season and again received the honor for the 2018-2019 season. For high school, I was named co-captain my junior year and hope to be renamed as I approach my senior year. During these times, I've without a doubt learned to become a leader who loves to practice by example on and off the field. It is vital for me to be a positive role model for the rest of my team to look up to because I believe a commitment to not only yourself but to other people should be demonstrated by all athletes, as I hold myself to those expectations. Soccer has also taught me that hard work pays off. I must put in the work inside the classroom by doing my homework, studying, and putting 100% into all assignments. When faced with a challenge, I do not give up easily. Instead, I problem solve and attempt to figure out a way to overcome the challenge. This sport has taught me to take risks, learn and make corrections from mistakes, and to do anything to reach my goals.