When I first started playing soccer at the age of 4, I never could've imagined the impact it would have on my life. As I progressed to club soccer with Pacesetter Soccer Club at the age of 8, my love for the sport continued to grow. I loved absolutely everything about soccer! From the practices to the games, soccer meant everything to me. And now, as I look forward to college, I know this is what I want to do.
Playing club soccer has taught me so many values...teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, discipline and leadership. With this sport, in order to succeed, I truly understand the need to work hard EVERY day, making the sacrifice and commitment to your team to be the BEST and GIVE your best on the field each and every game and practice, and to be a leader, someone your teammates look to for guidance and positivity.
Playing soccer has helped me grow and develop on the field, as well as in the classroom. One of the greatest aspects about playing soccer is that the values I have learned, have carried over academically.
Understanding the focus and discipline needed in the classroom is just as important as on the field. As I start considering playing soccer in college, I know that I need to find the perfect fit for me athletically, as well as academically. Competing at the collegiate level is everything I have ever dreamed of and I believe I not only have the talent to compete at the next level, but I also have the work-ethic, character and leadership skills to help any program.