The moment in my life that really change me as a person, and as an athlete, was when I came home after three weeks on the road playing soccer and was told I was in heart failure and had to stop playing. I was told I needed to get it fixed as soon as possible. My first thought when the doctors told me about the surgery was "How long until I can play soccer again?" I really did not understand what was going on until a few weeks after, the doctors and my parents felt it was better to keep the full truth a secret until things looked better. All I knew was I couldn't play or train.
It all went well and I was able to start training about two months after the procedure. During the recovery period, I thought a lot about my soccer career and how far I wanted to take it. This was the turning point for my college soccer dreams. I knew that when I could play again I would train very hard and so I could achieve my goals of becoming a collegiate athlete.
I am very interested in sociology, criminology, psychology, and law. I want to become an FBI profiler when I get older. The thought of helping people every day and saving lives sounds like the perfect job for me. I am a goal-oriented person, which helps motivate me every day. I like coaches that can push you to your limits but are also very smart about the game of soccer.