Years Played with PCU: 4
Currently I am playing for the University of San Francisco where I am majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Health Studies. I will be graduating a year early and earning my degree this spring. I am hoping to continue my soccer career and education at USF for my last two years of eligibility and earn a M.A. in Sports Management.
My words of wisdom for aspiring post-grad players is to never lose sight of your love for the game. It is very easy in today's world to get caught up in the latest workout or training technique that might give you an extra edge over your opponent. However, what I have learned at the Division 1 level is more often than not, passion and hard work will win a game over technique any day. Always remind yourself of why you fell in love with the game in the first place, and always remember to have fun.
PCU helped develop me as a better player not only by what I learned on the field, but also by being willing to compromise my priorities off the field. Once I entered High School I was told by everyone I knew, playing both high school basketball and soccer would never work, and when joining PCU I made it clear from the beginning to all the coaching staff that I wanted to do both.
They were willing to work with me and I played all four years of varsity basketball at Central Catholic High School, while also being on the top team at PCU. Sometimes that meant going from basketball practice, to keeper training, then team training all in one night. Nights like these were long and hard; however, it taught me about strength, resilience, commitment, responsibility, and so much more. I am forever grateful to PCU for the opportunity to achieve both of these goals.