SPORT – SOCCER
MAJOR – RECREATION
How does it feel to be a senior on the team? Is it bittersweet or sad to know this is your last season to play for Asbury?
I think it is a mixture of both. I will miss my teammates and close friends, but I am also grateful for the time I have had playing college soccer.
What goals do you have for yourself this season?
Playing in college is a gift, and I remind myself that every day. My goal for every season is to improve my skills as much as I can, work hard for my team and enjoy every moment I have with them.
You competed with the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) this past summer. How would you describe that experience and how did that prepare you for the season?
I played for the Nashville Wolves this summer and it was an amazing experience. The girls I played with were all so gifted. The speed of play is one thing that has really prepared me for this college season. I played outside mid all summer so that definitely helped me get in good soccer shape since I play center mid here at Asbury.
Do you have future plans regarding soccer after you finish at Asbury?
I would like to continue playing in the summer for the WPSL. I would also like to tryout for some NWSL teams around the country. It is obviously a long shot since most kids that get drafted or looked at are from big Division 1 programs, but many teams host open tryouts. I would love to participate and give it my best shot.
What advice would you give to a freshman student athlete?
I would tell them to enjoy every moment and make the most of any opportunities given to you. Four years fly by so don’t take anything for granted. Give it all you’ve got and have no regrets.
What is a favorite memory you have from being on the women’s soccer team?
Oh gosh, I have so many memories. I really have enjoyed the mission trips we have taken to New York City and then Eastern KY this past summer. I also went with some teammates to Trinidad for a mission trip awhile back, and that trip changed my life. I am so thankful to have such awesome teammates.