|Club||Duma Magagula||Michiana Echo 03 Girls Premier MRL||Granger||IN|
|High School||Chris Malott|
Varsity defender and midfield
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I have been a starter in the defensive position since 2012, I have also played midfield, and goalie during this time period.
I believe that I have the desire and dedication it takes to compete and be successful both on and off the field at the intercollegiate level. The experience as a college-athlete will differ significantly compared to high school or club team. Practices will be more intense, most of my time will be spent with my teammates, including the off-season and holidays, and my academic performance will be closely watched. Playing soccer at the collegiate level will not only help me grow personally by increasing my social and physiological skills, but it will also require dedication to my academic studies.
Unlike most sports, soccer players receive very little communication or direction from our coaches during a game. Soccer teams do not wait for a call a play to be called or have to wait for someone to call the next pitch, rather the team is forced to respond to changing conditions as they happen on the field. This requires a very high level of trust, communication and collaboration from every team member. As a leader on and off the field I practice this within the school day with each different teacher by being proactive rather and reactive. Within my neighborhood volunteering to assist our elderly neighbors with yard work or snow removal and not waiting to be asked, I take initiative to go to them and seek out where they need assistance and most of the time I evaluate what needs to be done and I just dig in and start working.
Athletes today must take advantage of every opportunity to perform at the ever increasing levels of competition. I eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, and train regularly own my own as well as with a personal trainer. "Healthy athletic performance" is more important in the classroom. Without good grades I could not play soccer. My grades are treated the same as soccer, the harder I work, the better they are. This is how I pursue a "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete. In 8th grade I became a member of the Junior National Honor Society at Northridge Middle School and have maintained straight "A's" since. This year I have been accepted into the National Honor Society as a Sophomore while I am currently earning college credits in my advanced Spanish III course through Ivy Tech. Healthy athletic performance can not just be focused on eating right and taking care of your body physically to be able to perform at your top level you must also focus on your mind and spiritually to maintain a true "healthy athletic performance".
Community service involvement is important because volunteering teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding. One thing I like about community service is that there are opportunities to improve and leave your mark on your global and local community. volunteering and putting on service events can be used as a way to advocate for causes that you are personally passionate about.
Community service volunteering can also be the avenue to explore areas that you express interest. Volunteering is something that has no time limit; you can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like or have time for and still feel some type of fulfillment from it.
Many of my teachers often talk about how having community service makes a difference. As I move through life I think I will always be involved in community service because I know it is important and I enjoy and look forward to it. I love giving back through community service because it is extremely rewarding.
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