For as long as I can remember I have always been around, watching or involved in athletics. Before I could play on competitive teams, I remember digging out my parents trophies and medals and playing with them for hours. I would ask endless question about how they won them, while I was dreaming about winning my own. I didn't know what I was going to play yet, but I knew I wanted to win.
From an early age I excelled in softball, basketball and soccer. I was an all-star in softball for three consecutive years, and I led my team in scoring and rebounding on all my COBA and middle school basketball teams. I was blessed to win my own trophies and medals in each sport and to make great friends along the way. I enjoyed each sport, but I was pulled to soccer. I wasn't just soccer, I wanted to be a goalkeeper.
I started out as a recreation league keeper. I became one of the best in our league working with my coach. Wanting better competition, I moved to a club soccer team. Due to injuries and the lack of anyone who wanted to get in goal I was suddenly playing on two club teams, which were one and two years above my age. I went from thinking I was pretty good to understanding that I needed to improve. That season my club coach introduced me to my current keeper coach that season. I started training and by the end of the season, I was playing well. I have moved from a rec league keeper to playing in the state league, State Cup, a high regional league, multiple ODP State Teams, US ID Camps and a varsity high school player as a freshman following a formula. Identifying areas in my game that need improvement, and consistently training.