Just get comfortable being uncomfortable and do your best to adjust and adapt so that you can play to your full potential regardless of what’s going on around you.
Favorite quote: Can’t just just one: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretsky “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” –Tim Notke “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking” – Mia Hamm
Hobby: Anything to do with sports! I love playing every sport there is and get very competitive. I also love board games and just playing any kind of games with friends and family as well as using gaming systems like GameCube. I also LOVE to dance, sing, and watch musicals.
Favorite place in Cyprus? Limassol Marina
Favorite food: Anything Italian
Winter or summer? Summer.
Who are you gonna support next World Cup? Iceland.
How about in the Women’s World Cup? USA!
Favorite football player (man/ woman)? Lionel Messi and Julie Ertz.
Besides football, do you play another sport? Tennis, Basketball and Baseball.
One dream: My dream was always to become a professional soccer player and now that I’ve done that I will make goals throughout my career so that I will always be striving to be better. Right now I want to qualify for the Champion’s League. Once I achieve that, I’ll set another goal such as winning the UEFA Champions League. Once that’s achieved I’ll set another goal. I’m on a never-ending ascension! Ultimately though, I’ve had a lot of surgeries and want to continue playing at a high level as long as I can.
About her Career
When did you start playing?
When I was 4 years old.
Clubs you have played?
Rangers (Scotland), FH (Iceland).
Highlight/ favorite moment?
Winning the Division 1 National Championship in 2012 (best college team in the USA).
U14 USA National Team and u15 and u16 regional team (1/18 players selected from the 12-15 southern states) and national pool (top 100 players scouted country-wide).
What’s the best part about playing in Cyprus?
How close everything is! It’s great having an away game be closer than a home game. The weather is a plus too!
And what do you believe is the big challenge about playing in Cyprus?
There are only a few competitive games and the rest are pretty easy so it’s tough to force yourself to have good touches and make the right plays when you can get away with a lot in the regular season.
Any advice for the next generation of Cypriot players?
Learn to handle adversity before you come. Any foreign player coming here (aside from maybe Greece) will most likely experience a completely new lifestyle. So just get comfortable being uncomfortable and do your best to adjust and adapt so that you can play to your full potential regardless of what’s going on around you (weather, new players, new coaches, etc).