The personal growth I've experienced in my role as a goal keeper has been an unexpected gift. I felt confident I would grow and develop athletically. I saw those results in my stats and in the progression through different club levels. From 3rd grade rec soccer to Girl's D1 Classic League in Dallas, North Texas ODP, NPL, DPL and ECRL, coed play in middle school and earning a starting position in High School. Iron sharpens iron and playing against girls who were competitive and even better than me was always where I wanted to be. It made me stronger and inspired me to push myself harder.
One of the things I'm most proud of receiving is my high school's Golden Talon award. It is awarded to the player who embodies what it means to be a Lady Hawk...the athletic skills, leadership, attitude and integrity. I received it my sophomore year when I split time with a 4 year starting senior. I learned how to lead from the sidelines as well as on the field. learned how to be humble. I learned how to deal with adversity. I learned how to lift up players who are better than me as well as encourage those who need more development. I learned that growth doesn't always "feel" successful. Growth periods are hard and uncomfortable, but when I look back I am thankful for every single situation I walked through and the valuable lessons.
I know I would be a great fit at the collegiate level. I'm prepared to contribute not just athletically, but also from a supportive, encouraging, leadership role. I am coachable and have the attitude and drive to make an impact on a college team.
Outside of athletics, I have a 3.8 GPA and currently want to be in a nursing or medical administration program. I'm active in multiple organizations in high school such as Student Leadership Council, FISH Heads (support for incoming Freshmen), Shattered Dreams (Impaired Driving Simulation), HOSA (Future Health Organization Professionals), Birdville Buddies (Partnering with Special Needs Students) and other community and church events.
I'm so grateful for the time you took to get to know me a little better.