"In order to succeed, you must first be willing to experience failure."
Soccer became an important part of my every day life in high school. During that time a made many friends.
"Hard work does not necessarily guarantee success, but no success is possible without hard work."
I pushed myself everyday not only as a player, but as a hard working individual as well.
"Surround yourself with people who build you up even when it would be easier for them to tear you down."
All the players on the team were very close and we were all friends who could count on each other to be there.
"True teams are made when you put aside individual wants for collective good."
I built life long friendships being part of a team and surrounding myself with the people who had a positive influence on me as an individual.