Q. What were the reasons why you picked Princeton University to continue your academic and soccer education?
A. When I started looking at schools, I knew I wanted a smaller student body, a feeling of being on a well-defined campus and a school with high academic standards. Princeton has a huge emphasis on their undergraduate programs, so the level of academic support provided to their students is something that drew me in. I felt really comfortable when I stepped on campus and met the coaches for the first time. The Princeton coaches have been very supportive and we seem to share a common philosophy.
Q. What are your goals that you are looking to achieve in college?
A. I am currently undecided in what I want to pursue academically, so for me I want to try a range of classes and try and find something I am truly passionate about in the classroom. Of course, soccer wise I want to win every game and get into the NCAA tournament.
Q. What subject do you intend to study as a major in college?
A. I am currently undecided, but open to explore any subject that grabs my interest!
Q. What do you think will be the hardest thing to adjust to when entering as a freshman at the NCAA Div. I level in comparison to what you are used to doing as a high school student and a USSDA soccer player?
A. Everything will be taken to a higher level. The academics will be more rigorous and more demanding of my time off the field. The soccer will be faster and more physical. If I go in with the right mindset and am willing to put in a concentrated effort, then I am confident I will do well in the college soccer environment.
Q. What would you like to accomplish in your final Spring semester (academic) / season (soccer) prior to going off to the college?
A. Academically, I want to finish the semester strong and stay on the honor roll again. In regards to soccer, I believe we will get into the playoffs and from there anything can happen.
Q. Who and what helped you in the process to make the decision of attending Princeton University?
A. There were a couple reasons that led me to Princeton. First, the coaching staff at Princeton is up there as some of the most approachable coaches I have met. The players at Princeton seemed to love playing for them and playing for the school. When I was on campus, the students seemed so passionate about what they were studying and it seemed like they were all so happy to be there!