There are two things I am extremely excited about once I graduate from high school. Those two things are going to college and playing soccer in college! From the time I started club soccer, at the age of seven, until now, I have never strayed from my desire to play at a higher level. Competition drives me in sports and school, and in both I am constantly pushing to become better. In fact, from the time I started soccer, I have been fighting my way to the top, often being met with adversity. But what I have come to realize is the adversity is what keeps me growing as a player and person. My ultimate goal is to continue my passion for soccer while continuing my growth as a person.
I am a player that often thrives from failing. My success comes from my passion for the game, and even when I fail, which is inevitable in sports, I find a way to take the failure as a growth opportunity. I play with heart and grit, which many coaches consider a special thing. In fact, it is that heart and grit that has gotten me to the elite level, playing with some of the best teams in the state. Not only do I strive to do great things on the soccer field but I also push myself academically. Soccer and school go hand in hand, and pushing hard in both keeps me motivated.
My goals for when I graduate high school are to find a university that provides me the opportunities to grow as a person on and off the field. Division doesn’t matter to me; I just want to find the right fit. I am very close to my family, so I do want to stay within a 4-hour radius of my home in Cincinnati. In addition, since I plan to study medicine, I want a school with strong degree programs. Lastly, as a collegiate player, I want to be a part of a soccer family not just a soccer team.