I am so excited to announce that I have verbally committed to play D1 soccer and continue my education at Santa Clara University! The first time I saw the campus and met the coaching staff, I knew Santa Clara was the perfect place for me. The most attractive aspect of Santa Clara is the coaching staff, along with the style of play. Head coach Jerry Smith has such a unique view on soccer, and I know that he will help me become the best player and person that I can possibly be.
This whole process has been very stressful, but there is no doubt in my mind that Santa Clara is the perfect place for me. I am so lucky to not only have supportive friends and family, but also the best coaching staff who helped me through this process.
First I would like to thank the coaches at San Juan who saw potential in me and pushed me to become the player I am today. My first coach at San Juan, Zeca Neto, taught me the foundations of becoming a smart, tactical player while instilling a hardworking mentality. My current coach, Bernardo Silva, has given me the confidence to step outside my comfort zone and become a more creative player. I would also like to give a huge thank you to Erin Sharpe for helping me through this whole process and helping me realize that Santa Clara is the perfect fit for me, (go Broncos).
Lastly, thank you to my teammates, and most importantly my family. Every day, I am motivated to become a better person and player because of my teammates who push me to reach my full potential. Without my teammates, I certainly would not be where I am today, and I am so grateful for them. I also want to thank my mom and my dad for showing endless support throughout my life and helping me grow as a player and person.
I can’t wait to see where this next step in my journey takes me and...