My brother Matt has played soccer since he was five so I grew up on the soccer field, watching him and his friends spend every free second on the field. I begged my parents to let me play when I turned five, but they were worried that I was too little — so they made me wait until I was six. That was five years ago this Fall. I play soccer on a year-round team, which means practice four days a week, games every weekend, and camps during school holidays. My goal is to be better than Matt someday, but he keeps getting better so that might be a reach. I love every single thing about the game, and I love my team like I love my family.