|Club||Roger JR Castle||Mission Viejo Football Club||Mission Viejo||CA|
|High School||Roger JR Castle|
Defensive player of the year as a sophomore.
Playing up two years older on my club team since I was a freshman.
I run track and field in the 100m, 200m, and the 400m
I love the game of soccer. It has always been a big part of my life, and I want to take my playing ability to the highest level that I can. Furthermore, I am a very active person. I am constantly moving and I need a balance of activities on a day to day basis. Soccer is huge way for me to expend energy and to increase my skills. I want to be able to play soccer in the highest league possible.
On the field, I am a leader. This year for my junior year, I was appointed Captain of both my Varsity high school team and also my Club team. But even when I was not a captain, I was leading my teams in drills and exercises, and was setting the example to them as a good role model. I am the person people reach out to for information regarding practices, games, times, uniform colors, you name it. Even on the field during a game I push my teammates towards perfection and victory, and even if things do not go our way, I never let them put their heads down.
I am also a strong leader off the field. On Oct. 1, 2020, I earned the rank of Eagle Scout, after completing multiple leadership roles, developing, planning and executing a community service project and successfully completing a Board of Review interview with a panel of interviewers from the Orange County Council. At my job on the Facilities Management crew , my boss designates me to do the more difficult jobs and relies on me to get the job done. At my church, I am very involved in the youth ministry and am one of the mentors to help younger high school students. I keep other people accountable in school and work. I work hard to make sure I am setting a good example and to be a great role model for the classes after me.
I balance high school soccer and club soccer with strong academics, family, church and friends. Regardless of Covid and the California lockdowns, I have made sure that I continue to stay in shape by doing my own workouts, eating right, training with the team, and taking up Spikeball to keep my reflexes sharp.
I just recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 1, 2020. I was able to lead and execute a service project for the elementary school that I attended in Mission Viejo. Over 42 hours of service were put in to complete this project. I persevered to achieve this rank while keeping up a strong academic work load, 7 soccer practices a week, and a church commitment. Furthermore, my job in whole is service, as I work to set up events for all ministries at my church.