My association with Eastside started with losing to them just about every time I played them while I was at another club. Even from a young age, I could tell Eastside FC was a well-organized club that had the foundation to create great players who were team-oriented.
I tried out for Eastside and fortunately my Coach Mark Kovats selected me to be on the Red team going into my U15 season. We went on to lose in the state semis that year, followed by a loss in the final the year after, which was then followed by a State Cup win in U17, which was massive for our team. Opportunities to play in National league and Regionals gave colleges a look at our squad. Along with my high school achievements, I was offered a chance to play at Western Washington University.
A 2015 graduate of Skyline High School, I made 1st team all-Kingco my last two years, along with all-state, and the Kingco Defensive MVP my senior year.
At Western, I was a part of the team that made the NCAA tournament for the first time in the programs history. In my senior year, our team won the conference championship (GNAC) for the first time in 11 years, which meant another tournament bid.
As a Tottenham Hotspur supporter (unfortunately), I enjoy waking up early in the morning to watch my club play. Soccer has been an integral part of my life up to this point, and I hope that continues. I thank Eastside for giving me a chance to start my coaching career at such a prestigious club.