Tumwater High School
I was introduced to soccer at age 9 after relocating to Washington due to my dad?s military orders. It was a difficult time of transition, but with encouragement and support, I found the bravery to try out for a soccer team. My passion for soccer was instant. All of my previous activities did not compare. Soon I had tunnel vision, focusing all my time and energy on soccer. Soccer was a great fit for my personality from the start as I have always been very competitive. When I was born, I had an extensive stay in the NICU. I fought out of that and have been a fighter ever since. This perseverance carries out to the soccer field. While I?m typically the smallest on my team, I?ve learned how to capitalize on my size. I am fast, reliable, versatile, and thoughtful on the field. Off the field, I constantly challenge myself with honors and advanced classes.
This past year has shown me that hard work pays off. I made the high school varsity team as a freshman. Although I was intimidated at first with the senior heavy roster, I jumped in full force and made an impact right from the start. I scored the first goal of the season off a header. As the season carried on, my contribution to the score was very visible including an important lone goal against a tough rival that lead our team to an undefeated season. On a more personal level, I feel that my biggest year of growth came the year before when I was invited to play with the G02?s on my club soccer team. Jumping up a year brought a season of new coaches, perspectives, tactics, positioning, and teammates. With this challenge I grew even more respect and patience for the game, and, ultimately, gave me the confidence that I can achieve more. Since then, I have supplemented my soccer addiction with an additional travel club/academy for elite-premiere athletes and that has paved the way for me to seek out collegiate soccer.
The desire to challenge myself makes me a great asset, and the drive to work hard in order to achieve those goals keeps me focused and prepared. So, I look forward to and welcome higher athletic standards and academic curriculums in college
WHAT THE SCOUTS ARE SAYING
Recruit Nation - Regional Scout
DSN - Scouting Director