2020 has been a crazy year....for student athletes and coaches. I was very fortunate to be able to play soccer this year. After having our club season canceled in the spring due to Covid, no one was sure if we would get the chance to take the field in the fall. After seeing many colleges cancel their seasons or postpone until spring, I was certain I wouldn't get to play my Junior year. Fortunately, I did get to play and I loved every second of it.
Playing soccer is my passion...my dream...and my ultimate goal is to play at the next level. On October 21, 2020, my dream took a bit of a set back...I tore my ACL. The positive news is that I had no other ligament or meniscus damage, so 2 days after ACL reconstruction surgery...I was already starting physical therapy and starting my road to recovery. I am attacking and approaching physical therapy with the same focus and determination I have when I am on the field...giving 110% and a keeping a positive mental attitude. As I am on the sidelines, I am taking this time to learn.....to learn and understand the game better than ever. Learning from my coaches about opposing team formations, how to attack and/or defend against formations...seeing the field in a totally different way. Supporting my teammates from the sidelines, instead of the backfield....and helping them through each and every practice and game.
When I am ready to take the field again, I will not only be physically ready....I will be mentally prepared and ready for the next level. Even though I may not be able to play in the early Spring showcases, please know that I am working hard everyday to get on the field and ready to play just as soon as I can!