One of the things that sets me apart from other athletes is how competitive I am. When I first started playing soccer, I only played 5 minutes a half, and although I accepted the role I had and cheered my teammates on, I wanted to have a bigger impact on the team. I struggled because I wasn't as naturally athletic as some of the other players and I had to work to get to be the player I wanted to. I started doing extra training and working on my own every day. I slowly started seeing progress, and others were seeing it too. I started to earn more playing time and I started to really fall in love with soccer. I would wake up early on weekends to watch Premier League games and tried to learn as much as I could. I knew that I wanted to be involved in this game as long as I could.
I have wanted to play in college for as long as I can remember. I love the game and I love to compete and I want to keep playing as long as I can. I always strive to be the best I can, and I do that in the classroom and on the soccer field. Even now, I do speed, strength, and agility training 3 times a week and extra personal training whenever I can. I have maintained above a 4.0 since freshman year while taking all honors and AP classes and having a job, kicking for the varsity football team and playing high school soccer in the same season.