June 19, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?

A: I think about 10 or 11 years.

Q: Did you ever play any other sports?

A: I tried volleyball and track my freshman year.

Q: What was it about soccer that made you decide to stick with just that?

A: My dad played it growing up, so it’s a connection I have with him.

Q: How much training do you do per day or week?

A: In season, we practice five days a week. In the offseason, I go work out by myself and try to at least run as much as I can.  

Q: Do you have an offseason?

A: I do, especially this past year, because I was focusing more on academics in the offseason.

Q: Regarding the sports you play and academics, what’s more important in your life?

A: Academics over everything for me.

Q: What skills do sports teach you that you apply to life?

A: It teaches me perseverance and how to get through tough situations.

Q: What goals do you have next year, academically and/or athletically?

A: For academics, I would like to make the academics challenge team and for sports I would like for us to win the district championship.

Q: What are your personal dreams?

A: Find a career I love and be happy doing it.

Q: Any coaches, teachers or family members who have helped you get to this point?

A: My dad has been the best coach since I was young and he coached me in AYSO and he still always helps me.

Q: What advice would you give to the next generation of Lady Conchs?

A: Don’t sweat the small stuff. High school seems like everything right now, but it’s just a stepping stone to the rest of your life.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve received?

A: Pretty much the same thing. Don’t sweat the small stuff and try to keep the bigger picture in mind. Don’t freak out over the little things.  

Q: Anywhere in the world you want to visit?

A: Thailand or Bhutan, because they look beautiful. Or France because I want to try out what I’ve been learning.

Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports?

A: I like to play the piano, sing, play with my dog and hang out with my friends.

Q: What are some challenges you’ve faced as a student-athlete?

A: Long nights after games, when I just want to sleep, but I know I have a test the next day and I have to study on the bus.

Q: Do you have any college interests?

A: My dream college is NYU, but I’m not really sure. I want to go to somewhere in the New England area.

Q: If you have an opportunity to play soccer in college, no matter the size or location of the school, will you take it?

A: I think it would all have to come down to where I’m most happy.

Q: What is something you would tell your college roommate about the Keys?

A: Don’t come in the middle of August, because the heat index will be about 106 and the humidity is not fun.

Q: Next year, when you come back home for a visit, what will be the first meal you ask for?

A: My dad’s curry chicken.

Q: What are your career aspirations?

A: Something with international relations like being an ambassador. I like to travel and meet people from different cultures.