I believe soccer to be the most enjoyable thing in the world. I have spent the last 12 years playing with girls who have turned into my family. Every year grows to be more and more competitive. I played varsity my 8th grade year at Bosque Prep where I was extremely successful. I was a starting center back for every game, received two Player of the Game accolades, and was voted New Player of the Year for Bosque Prep. Subsequently, my parents and I made the decision to transfer to my current high school, Saint Pius X, which is larger and in a more competitive division. Because I was a transfer student I was ineligible to play varsity my freshman year even after two appeals to the NMAA board. During this time I learned more about how to be a leader practicing with the varsity team and playing on the junior varsity team.
Academically speaking, school is something of high value to me. I have been able to maintain a GPA awarding me “second honors” recognition. I push myself very hard on my grades and work very hard to keep them up especially with playing soccer year round. My parents are very supportive of me being a student athlete. They want me to succeed both on the field and in the classroom and they value how hard I work when it comes to school and soccer.
Over the years I have been on Cross Country teams and Swim teams along with various other sports but none of them grew to be the same passion I have for soccer. I also volunteer at a local food bank and enjoy helping others in my community. Traveling through-out the U.S. along with Central America and Europe with my family has been both a blessing and enlightening over the years. I hope to continue traveling and being able to connect with places of historical, religious, and social values that complement my studies as I look to adulthood.