I was brought along to my sisters' soccer practices since I was a few months old. I feel at home on the soccer field, despite being hit in the head by flying balls a few times. I started playing on a co-ed rec team at three years old. I was the tallest and fastest on the team, so it was easy to score goals against kids who wanted to pick flowers. At the age of four I started playing against kids with better skills who weren't just there for the free apple slices. This made it harder to score goals, which taught me humility and the importance of hard work. At U9 I began playing up with older teams. I joined a competitive team at U11. In order to be successful at this new level, I learned how to communicate better, and I strengthened my technical and tactical abilities. From soccer I have learned to be a team player, a good sport, and an optimist. I always strive to perform my best in soccer and school.
In addition to playing soccer at school and for club, I have also been participating in track since fifth grade and cross country since the seventh grade. This benefits me as a soccer player because it helps me to stay in shape year round and increases my speed and endurance on the field.
I believe I would be an asset to a college soccer team because I am very fast and have the endurance to play a full game running from box to box. I am good at reading the game and have great situational and spatial awareness. I am also easy to get along with, have a positive attitude, and am respectful to officials.
In addition to my soccer abilities, I would be an asset to a soccer team because of my grades and involvement in the school and community. I am an all A student and serve in the student council as a class representative. I have learned from two of my older sisters, one who is an attorney, the other who is a college soccer athlete, the importance of balancing sports, academics, and student and volunteer organizations. Currently, I am a member of the math club, and I enjoy doing service for my school, including sports photography for the yearbook and activity coordination for incoming students. I plan to be a student ambassador beginning in ninth grade, in which I will be a representative of the school at admissions events.