I first developed my love of soccer at four years old playing on my first rec team coached by my dad. I instantly fell in love with the game and have had the goal of playing competitive college soccer ever since I was old enough to understand what that meant. During my career I have worked hard and have challenged myself to compete at the club level, high school varsity as well as at the ODP level. Along the way, I have overcome obstacles that have strengthened my desire to be on the field. A year long recovery from an ACL tear and surgery has given me a new outlook on the game. As physically and emotionally challenging as the injury was, I have an even deeper appreciation for the game and I am now able to see the game differently. During my recovery, I attended every practice, every game and studied it from a different perspective. I developed a more intense compete level, a better understanding of the game as well as a better understanding of how important it is to me. Scoring my first goal after my recovery is a moment that will stay with me, and I will channel that moment to drive me to continue to work hard and be my best.
As an athlete, I understand how important it is to be a role model and a leader both on and off the field. Athletics is not the only way in which I challenge myself; I strive to push myself academically and excel in the classroom as well as getting involved in different clubs, activities and school events.
Athletics, specifically soccer, has taught me a lot about myself and life in general. I have developed the drive, determination and compete level to work hard and be my best in everything I do both on and off the field.
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