What has been the highlight of your goalball career?
Winning gold at the 2015 Junior World Goalball Championships and attending the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
What are your personal and team goals for goalball?
My personal goals are to attend at least one more Paralympics and to be a contributing factor to the team standing on the podium.
What other sports do you play?
Blind hockey, sighted hockey, horseback riding, soccer, and football.
How has ASRAB helped you?
Being a new member, I can not speak as much about ASRAB specifically, however being a part of a blind sports organization has helped me immensely. It has provided me with opportunities to travel the world doing what I love. It has allowed me to work toward my goal of representing my country and has given me an extended family I could not imagine life without.
Have you participated in other ASRAB activities?
I have participated in learn to skate and blind hockey children and youth programs as a coach.
What motivates you to continue to participate in sports and recreation with ASRAB?
When I play sports, I am at my happiest points in my life. I strive to always better my performance and work on skills to help my team forward in our common goal. This drive is what keeps me going. I have played individual sports, but team sports are where my heart lies. The comradery and working with a group of people that grow to become your family is like no other.
Do you have any other personal philosophies on goalball and sport that you would like to share?
You don’t need to be talented or have the ‘in shape’ body according to society. You just need to have a reason to start, continue, and improve. Let the reason be yourself, don’t do it for others.