|Club||Jeff Harwell||Lonestar 04G||Austin||Tx|
|High School||Samara Weinstein|
2019 Awards included Most Improved, Academic All-District, and Honorable Mention All-District
My first club team when I was in the 6th grade (Cool Kicks - Coach Ellen Harris 979-235-9961) nicknamed me MooWall which is a play on my last name and how I played my position as Defender. The Cool Kicks did not organize again for my age group after the 2016/2017 season because there were not enough players to continue. Since there was not another womens soccer team to play for in my small town my parents drove me to Austin, about 1 hour from my home. I played with Dundee (formally Dynamo) in 2017/2018 and then switched to Lonestar Soccer Club. I also play for my high school soccer team and I made the Varsity team as a Freshman. In the fall of 2019 I started playing with La Liga in my town. La Liga is made up of primarily adult women that love playing soccer. It is played on a smaller field with 45 min halves and is 6v6. My La Liga team is a mix of adult women and a few high school players. We play a game every Sunday evening with a championship game at the end of the season.
I am actively involved in 4H raising and showing animals as well as being a member of the Burnet County Jr Stock Show committee.
I have been riding and showing horses since I was 5 years old. I thought this was my thing but I watched my cousin Meghan Matcek play soccer for years and thought soccer looked fun. My parents enrolled me into the local soccer club and I decided this was my thing. I was a late start to soccer but I am so happy I am here now. I take every opportunity to practice with my team, my cousin and lessons at Avila Soccer in Austin. My local soccer club fell apart when I was in middle school. My small town did not have any other year round opportunities for girls playing soccer which is why I started playing club soccer in Austin. Three days a week my parents would drive me into Austin to practice with my new team which was Dundee. I have since switched to Lonestar in South Austin and I am very happy with their program. I love playing soccer and I love it when I get to see my progress.
On the field I talk to my team mates often during the game and practices using encouraging words and acknowledging good attempts at goals. Off the field I am active in my local 4H where I have served as 2nd VP. I am also a member of the Burnet County Jr Stock Show Committee. I have received Student of the Month in my middle school and several outstanding student awards for helping my teachers in the classroom and being respectful in hallways.
I don't drink sodas because they make my stomach hurt so I drink lots of water and milk. My parents were able to help me set up a mini soccer field in the barn and I am able to practice shooting and other footwork when I am at home. The high school does not offer the best food but they do have salads with grilled chicken that is okay and I typically will eat this for lunch.
I volunteer thru my 4H club and church where I have helped on various community service projects including cleaning a local animal shelter, collecting food and coats for the food pantry, and collecting towels for a wildlife sanctuary. Every fall I get to volunteer at Tarleton University's TREAT which is an equestrian based day camp for disabled children. Thru the Austin Rodeo I was able to volunteer at the Golden Spur Rodeo helping children with disabilities show horses in various events. Through my church I am able to help prepare meals for families in need and visit the retirement homes to talk with residents. Volunteering helps me recognize how blessed I am and helping others makes me feel good too.
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