Hello! My name is Kayla Simon, and I have been playing soccer since I was six years old. Ever since then, I have fallen completely in love with the game. Every time I step on the field I am filled with so much joy and feel free to do what I love, like nothing else matters. It has been a dream of mine since I was young to play at the collegiate level and eventually professionally. I would definitely say my parents have shaped me into the hard worker I am. They always push me to be the best that I can be and on top of that, help others. I do my best to encourage my teammates and lift them up on and off the field to be the best that they can. As for myself, I work hard after hours to further better my performance in my game, so I have the drive that it takes. Consequently, I have been told my work-ethic is very noticeable when I play. Soccer has taught me incredible patience and perseverance to push through any challenges I am given in life and on the field.
Something about me that also helps with my performance, besides my work-ethic, is my speed. I am a two-sport athlete and I run track, which I use to my advantage when I play. Furthermore, I am a very versatile player and can be placed in various spots wherever I am needed. I would say the thing that undoubtedly helped me get to where I am today is losing the State Tournament in the semifinal round during my sophomore year. That loss instantly pushed me to work even harder this year to help my team get farther in the tournament and better myself to be able to play at the collegiate level. Outside of soccer I am a very diligent student and strive to challenge myself with tough, interesting classes, while still maintaining a high GPA. I hope to major in either sports medicine, behavioral science, or consumer science. I love to help people in need and would be delighted to have a job that branches off of that when I am older. During my free time, I take part in my school's Latin Club and I also volunteer at my town's youth soccer camp in the summer, after practices. On the weekends, I participate in a nonprofit organization run by my town called Angels, where I get to help kids with disabilities and special needs fall in love with the game just like I did. In the future, I would genuinely like to take this somewhere and continue helping kids better themselves and have fun while doing so. I hope to attend a college where I can push myself academically and on the field, as I have my whole life. In every opportunity I am given, I strive to make my teammates, coaches, parents, and myself proud. Therefore, it would be an honor to continue to have the privilege to do so after high school.