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How to Make Soccer Activities Shine on Common App?

I’ve played varsity soccer all four years of HS and served as team captain. I'm not trying to get recruited, just want to show colleges how important soccer is to me. How do I convey the dedication and time commitment in the Common App without just sounding like every other athlete out there? Thanks, y’all!

8 months ago

That's an excellent question! To make your soccer activities stand out, focus on quantifying your contributions and highlighting any unique experiences or achievements. You could mention specific statistics, like the number of hours per week you practiced or games played, and any tournaments you helped the team win. Also, describe moments where you demonstrated leadership, such as organizing off-season training sessions or mentoring younger teammates. Reflect on how soccer taught you time management, teamwork, or resilience, and share a story where you applied these lessons in a different context. Whether it's overcoming an injury or balancing soccer with academics, colleges are interested in seeing the depth of your commitment and how it has shaped you as a person and potential member of their community.

8 months ago

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