Growing up, soccer was my sport. I remember watching Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain in the Women’s World Cup; the moment when she scored that goal and ripped her shirt off was so legendary! These women inspired me, especially their camaraderie. That’s my favorite part of soccer – being part of a team. While every teammate had a different personality and character, there was a common goal that brought us all together, and when you have chemistry and succeed, there’s no better feeling.
While I was also a very committed dancer, dance is a very internal, emotional experience for me. Playing soccer was social, and there’s really nothing like connecting with your teammates. I can’t wait to tune into this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, happening in Canada.