Gabriela Acevedo

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Soccer
March 4, 2006

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About Athlete

My goal is to represent the college team without neglecting my grades. I am going to work as hard as I can to achieve my goals and to leave the name of the team I represent aloft.

GPA

Gabriela's GPA would meet NCAA requirements.

Championships

Position: Goalkeeper

Teams

National Peruvian team U17

Club Sporting Cristal

FIFA Girls Academy

LF7 soccer academy

Sport Boys

The Peruvian national team u20

Championships

2018 U12 third place SKF cup

2019 U14 second place first phase of the regional championship

2019 U14 first place second phase of the regional championship

2019 U14 first place national championship

What makes you different?

What makes me different is the perseverance I put on things when I set my mind to it. If I have a goal I will work tirelessly to achieve it, even if it seems impossible. I won't stop until I accomplish my goal. For example, during COVID, I told myself I wanted to improve my goalkeeping skills and because we couldn’t train in the field, I convinced my mom to hire a goalkeeper coach. The training was at 7:00 am and even though I love to sleep, I woke up at 6:30 those days because I wanted to accomplish my goal.

Another thing that makes me different is that I am willing and I like to try new experiences. I like to experiment and “see how it goes”. Usually when I am facing a new challenge I tell myself: “you don't know if you are going to be good if you don't try it”. I also have an admirable capacity to find solutions to difficult problems.

To finalize I never get carried away by other people's thoughts. I like to analyze their opinions, investigate the topic and then see if I agree or not with them. However, that is not a problem when it comes to socializing with people because I can easily get along with anyone.

As a goalkeeper, I am very fast and though I am not tall, I am really good with the high shoots. I have very developed leadership skills that help me to organize the team when needed and I can easily connect with my other teammates which helps a lot with communication and also to create a nice environment in and outside the field.

Why do you want to compete in college?

Within my college experience, I would like to achieve good grades, get my degree and play for the college soccer team as a starter, without neglecting the academic area. I would also like to win championships with the team and personal awards. I would like to make good friends and get a scholarship.

College Goals?

I am looking to come to the US for college sports because I would like to become a professional soccer player and female soccer in my country, Peru, is not as developed as in the US. I also would like to experience the culture and learn as much as I can in a top university.

Anything else we should know?

I am a very artistic person, I love music, drawing and I play ukelele and guitar. I also love doing outdoor sports like: surfing, hiking, etc

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