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People are so surprised about how small I am compared to other players.
I think I’m always learning, I’m always trying to be at my best.
If I focus on the short-term goals, then the long-term goals are going to be in my favor.
As a black woman I always felt growing up I had to do above and beyond stuff to be noticed, to feel like I could hang with everybody else.
As a player you need to make whatever decision you think is best for your career.
Especially going from an attacking player to a defensive player, your whole mindset has to change. You have to work on one-v-one defending versus one-v-one attacking.
In the early stages, when I realized I was going to be probably the shortest player on the teams I was on, it was hard. I felt like girls were getting recruited over me strictly because of their height, and it made me self-conscious.
I like to be on the pitch, I like to perform and impact the game.
I remember when I was young, before we started lifting and working out, I looked like I was bench-pressing other humans. I looked different than other girls. I had to be OK with the fact that I had a strong physique, no matter if people looked at me in an accepting way or not.
I played on many a team where I was the only black girl.
I went to high school in Rockville Center on Long Island. It’s this small, soccer-loving town that my parents moved to, from Queens, before my brother and I were born.
You always have to prove yourself. I always thought I had to go beyond things to get great grades. When I was applying for college, even though I knew I was going to play soccer, I always knew I had to do something above and beyond and not give anyone a reason not to overlook me.
It’s a lot for me, as well, to feel like I’m at my best, because if I am playing multiple positions, I can’t develop. I personally feel like I don’t ever achieve what I want to achieve being thrown around.
In training when I’m receiving the ball I always know where I want to go. At the end of the day it’s just soccer.
The World Cup is a really long tournament, so you have to prepare for whatever.