Major: Marketing and Sales
Hometown: Collegeville, PA
When did you develop a passion for your sport?
"I started playing Soccer at four years old and needed my Mom to come onto the field with me for my first game. By my second game, I was hooked and haven’t looked back since."
Why was it important to you to play that sport in college?
"After years of playing on local, CYO, high school and travel teams, Soccer had become a huge part of my life and part of who I am. Playing Soccer at Catholic U keeps me physically healthy and helps me maintain a disciplined schedule while doing what I love alongside some of my best friends. Especially when you’re away from home, the relationships that develop between a student-athlete and his/her coaches can also have a huge impact on one’s personal growth."
What has your experience been like as a student-athlete in the Busch School?
"My experience as a student-athlete in the Busch School has been great. All of my professors have been extremely supportive and accommodating toward me during the season, allowing me to be successful in both soccer and my academics. Every now and then one of them will ask how my season is going, or how a particular game turned out. That’s a great feeling to know that they’re paying attention and care about their students!"
What has your experience been like on your athletic team?
"My experience on the Women’s Soccer Team has been very rewarding, starting when our former coach JP Sousa began attending my Travel team games to watch me play, and meeting some of my future teammates during Catholic University Summer Camps. The team atmosphere is so supportive, and I know my teammates will be by my side through good and bad times. It’s amazing how quickly freshman year turns into senior year, and each opportunity to play takes on a new importance."
Have you been able to take advantage of other opportunities off the field?
"In 2019, I traveled to Portugal with the Women’s Soccer Team and we fit a lot of sightseeing in while onthe trip. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern in Marketing and Sales for SAGE Integration."
What advice do you have for prospective students looking to play a sport?
"My advice would be to choose a school that you love for both your sport(s) and academics. So much can change between when you make the decision to attend a University and when you graduate (injuries, coaching changes, changes in your major, etc.). If you choose the right school, you’ll always be able to adapt to unexpected changes."