About me: I grew up in Washington and moved to Maine when I was sixteen. I graduated highschool at Fryeburg Academy in Maine. I then spent 2 years in Recife, Brazil where I learned to speak Portuguese fluently and become conversational in Spanish. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science, I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Portuguese. I am currently attending medical school at Midwestern University.. I aspire to be a neurosurgeon and a lifelong soccer coach.
My History in Soccer. I started playing competitive soccer when I was 5 years old. I played in a state soccer league from age 9 until I was 15. This included field soccer, indoor soccer and futsal year round. I lived in Washington during this time and went to countless tournaments and other events. We won our division 3 of the 6 years that I played and received the runner up once. I primarily played right wing during this time which was good because I have a lot of energy and midfield successfully tired me out. As a player I was most known for being very aggressive and never backing down. When I moved to Fryeburg Maine I played on the Varsity squad for both of the years that I was there. I saw the need for better defenders and so I asked to play defense since they needed solid players to stop the other team from scoring. We went to the state championship both years that I was there but only ever made it to the quarter finals. I started coaching my sister Madi’s middle school soccer team the year after I graduated high school and helped out as an assistant coach for one season before my mission.
While in Brazil I had the opportunity to play with some very good players that had a lot of skills and I am proud to report that I was able to be one of the best players on the field. I played against two or three people who used to play for professional clubs in Brazil and with countless little kids on the street who played barefoot with sandals as goals. After returning home and going to college I was only ever able to play pick up games until February of 2021 when I asked my uncle Shawn Miller if he could point me in the direction of a team to coach. He told me that I could work with him as an assistant coach and I did so while slowly shouldering more and more of the responsibilities. By the middle of the spring 2021 season I was running every practice and every game with Shawn acting as a mentor and making suggestions or interjecting if I needed help. I officially became a nationally licenced soccer coach June 21st of 2021 after completing the grassroots training course. I coached the Tremonton girls team for two and a half years and we won two divisions and we recruited enough players for the 2023 season that we were able to create a whole new team.