Soccer has always been a passion in my family. My grandfather coached my mom and aunt, my parents played growing up, and my mom still plays to this day. The fact that I picked up soccer at age three isn’t surprising. When my career began, I was like any other kid chasing the ball frantically all over the field. But now that I understand the game and take it more seriously, I have opened a world of opportunities for myself.
I’ve been a goalkeeper for seven years. I started playing goalie because of my fast reflexes and perspective of the game. I began to attend goalie camps and training to improve my skills in the position. Being a leader on and off the field is a crucial element for any goalkeeper, and I gravitated toward that responsibility. From all my training, plus my experiences on a variety of teams, I have learned to adapt to how different coaches want me to play and how my teammates play. This has enabled me to play at higher levels of competition.
Academically, I have always been a strong student. I would like to major in biology and possibly minor in art. I’ve had an interest in biology since 8th grade and particularly love genetics. I also have been drawing since I was little and have taken multiple art lessons. I am currently taking Art II in my sophomore year.
I enjoy volunteering my time with different clubs at school. I actively participate in Athletes Helping Athletes as the treasurer. This club centers around going to events to spend time with and play games with kids or adults with special needs. I am also a Panda Pal and assist with admissions events.