I began to play soccer when I was three years old. After years of practicing in the garage, traveling from coast to coast, and quite a few ankle injuries, I accepted an offer to play Division 1 college soccer.
Throughout my life, being an athlete has helped shape who I am today, both professionally and personally. Scroll for a play by play.
In the early days
I learned that scoring for the other team was frowned upon, but it was nothing that a juice box couldn't fix.
I became very efficient. Balancing my school work alongside my soccer commitments forced me to manage and prioritize my time.
When playing competitively
On my college soccer team
I began to understand how to find my role within a team and excel at it. I worked hard to do my best in whatever role I was in.