Wed 18 Nov 2009
As a soccer player, I had the opportunity to play for a lot of different schools. One of the schools I knew, without a doubt, I would never play for was Messiah. When my older brother, who is a junior here, told me that he had chosen Messiah, I thought it was a joke. Growing up in Akron, Ohio, I didn’t even know where Messiah was. My brother had the chance to play for some big schools, so I couldn’t understand why he would choose a small Christian college in Nowheresville, PA. That is, until I visited Messiah for myself. I went on recruit visits from Boston to LA, but Grantham blew them all out of the water! After spending a weekend with the soccer team from Messiah, I knew it was the team I was looking for. One of the goals of our team is “to be the best place in the country to play college soccer.” Our coaches want to leave an “unspeakable impact” on every player who comes through the program. During high school, I never imagined myself at a school like Messiah; but today, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.