I strive to be the player that leaves it all out on the field every time no matter what. I used to take playing for granted, however I have learned how fast it can be take away and because of that I have become not only a better athlete and player, but a better person too.
A couple years ago I was diagnosed with osteochondroma in the growth plate of my right ankle; a bone bruise if you will. This injury kept me sidelined from soccer for 18 months. And let me tell you, that was devastating.
Although it was hard, there were many good things that came from that injury. I gained a new perspective on what being a good teammate and what playing with your entire heart looks like. I also learned that I'm a student before an athlete, so my school work will always come first. Another thing I learned during that time was that my identity is not found in soccer or my athletic abilities, but in God, and God alone.
Since then I've never taken soccer for granted again. I was more dedicated than ever and I wanted to be the hardest working player on the field. I continue to use those lessons daily, and they help drive me towards reaching my goals.
I'm looking for a program that will be a good fit for me athletically, but more importantly academically. Additionally, I'm looking for a school that is not only Christ-centered, but implements Christ into their program as well. I believe that I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the work ethic and character to make a positive impact on your program.