My name is Joanne Torres, a rising Senior at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield, Virginia. I am seeking the opportunity to continue my pursuit of my two biggest passions, education(I'd like to pursue my goal of becoming a dentist) and soccer. Currently, I am a member of the varsity soccer team at Meadowbrook, and a member of the Chesterfield Strikers Elite Blue U18 team. This season was my third on the varsity soccer team, and first for Chesterfield Strikers. As a freshman I was able to start all 16 games as a forward and was also able to score 12 goals and provide 5 assists; Due to my efforts, I was named a second team all conference (forward) player as a freshman. As a Sophomore, I was able to score 3 goals and added 4 assists, and was named to the 3rd team all region team for regions 5A. For my junior season in 2019, I was able to score 23 goals and provide 5 assists mostly as a center forward, and was named to the 1st team all region team as well as the all-academic team. In addition to being a member of the varsity team, I am also a member of the International Baccalaureate program, which is focused on providing a unique, rigorous liberal arts education to select groups of students throughout the world. Due to my meticulous tasks as a student athlete, I feel that my characteristics have shaped me into being focused, dedicated, and compassionate not only on the field, but also in the classroom. I, personally, tend to go out of my way to be the best I can be and exceed expectations no matter the situation. Therefore, I believe I am a good candidate because I work hard for my goals no matter the obstacles or situation, because I am used to the pressure academically and athletically, and I know that I am capable of overcoming challenges that I am encountered with.