|Club||Matt Dold||Atletico Santa Rosa Mineiro||Santa Rosa||CA|
*My career stats are just from my time with my club team.
When I was 13 I was playing with three teams. My u14s team, guest playing on a u16 team and helping with tournaments on a u18s team. I helped win 1st place with the u18s playing keeper and forward.
As a freshman, I played Varsity soccer as a Goal Keeper. In the beginning of the year I shared the position. I then took over as the only keeper on the team for the rest of the year. I am not sure of the amount of saves I had as a Freshman. But I started 13 out of the 15 games. As a Sophomore I was starting keeper all year and played all 15 games. I had 60 saves, 2 assists and 2 goals. I decided to put all my time and energy into my club team this year as a Junior and did not play High School soccer.
I've played soccer since I was in kindergarten, and I continue to love it and take it more seriously every year. I have made soccer one of my top priorities in life, behind school and family. I practice very hard, and strive to do better every day because there is always room for improvement. I am determined to play in college, and will work my hardest to get there. I strongly believe that a soccer player comes to the field to win, but should also know how to lose with dignity. I take soccer extremely serious, and hope to get to continue playing for a very long time
I play for a new u15 team just put together in April of 2012 for Atletico Santa Rosa. Our first league played together as a team was NorCal Premier Spring League 2012. We won all 8 games with 32 goals for and only 2 goals scored on me. I helped my team get to the 2012/13 Knockout Phase of the State cup.
August 2012 We won first place in the Dublin Shamrock Tournament. With only 2 goals scored on me in 4 games. July 2012 ALBION CUP NATIONAL SOCCER SHOWCASE Semi-finalist. June 2012 Nevada Zephyr Cup 2012 Semi-finalist
I have one of the highest GPAs on my club team. I encourage my teammates to try their hardest on and off the field. As the goalkeeper, I strive to keep a level head during all games winning or losing and try and keep my team focused and professional. We are competitive on the field and in the classroom. Our overall Team GPA I believe, is above 3.5. I tutor my fellow classmates in classes they struggle in. My sophomore year, my AVID teacher who is also the Boys soccer coach, asked me to tutor two of his top players who were in jeopardy of getting kicked off the team. I helped them go from F's and D's to C's and one even getting on the Honor Roll!
I was just in my local newspaper this past weekend talking about my role in my community. Here is the article link- http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140330/lifestyle/403301023#page=1
I participated in DoSomething.org Teens for Jeans program in February of 2014. Usually high school students get together with the help of their school and collect as many jeans as they can to donate to their local homeless youth. I was unable to have my school participate, so I ran the jeans drive by myself and with the help of a local business as a drop off location. I was able to get 520+ pairs of jeans donated. They will go directly to homeless youth in my community.
Fall of 2013 I volunteered as a "Buddy" with the TopSoccer Program.
"US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family."
I absolutely loved it. I had two little buddies. I helped teach them basic soccer skills. My goal was to improve their skill and self-esteem all while having fun. This was my first time being involved with this program. I was the only buddy under the age of 18. I look forward to participating each time they have this program available. I think this is a great program and it is very important to me to participate so each child has the opportunity to have a buddy. I am also encouraging my friends to sign up so more kids can participate.
I also help my coach coach the younger girls in our club. They look up to me and it is fun teaching them the sport I love. I enjoy watching them try hard to impress me while I am there. I encourage them to try their hardest even when it seems like there is no chance at a win.