I am the player that works as hard in the last minutes of a game as I did in the first regardless of the score. My goal is to find a school that will help me reach my fullest potential; playing competitive soccer while also providing a rigorous undergraduate education.
Throughout my life, I have had to overcome many obstacles both in sports and education. They have taught me to work twice as hard as everyone else because I have seen how hard work and perseverance pay off. I started playing soccer in a co-ed CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) league when I was in Pre-K; I switched to Auburndale Soccer Club in the fourth grade because the CYO coach thought the girls would get hurt. In 8th grade not only did I play travel soccer, I also played on a girls CYO team that won our fall league. That spring, I went back to that 3rd grade coach, earned a starter position on that boys team because I proved I could “play with the boys” and we won that league. After struggling in the early years of grammar school with a learning disability, I worked hard, was declassified, and graduated 8th grade as Salutatorian. These experiences have made me more determined and stronger as a person.
At The Mary Louis Academy, I am an honor student who works hard both on the field and in the classroom, while continuing to serve my community. My freshman year I made the varsity soccer team and then started every game my sophomore and Junior years. On the field, I strive to be the hardest working player but never pass up the opportunity to help a teammate. Playing soccer has taught me that hard work and determination make you a good player but knowing how to work with others as a team makes you a great player.
I play high school soccer, lacrosse and run indoor track in addition to my club soccer team all while maintaining high honors grades. During the cancelled spring season and summer, I never missed a chance to improve myself; working on my skills and improving fitness. I am driven to be ready to play when I step on the field. I am proud of my high school team for making it to the city championship game for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the final was not played, but our team held our heads high and are proud of our season!