""After graduating on Saturday from Lindsey Wilson College, I didn't have anytime to celebrate at all as I found myself on a plane to Las Vegas the very next day to attend the Seattle Sounders MLS Combine. From the moment I landed, the Sounders had everything organized very professionally, with rides, food, hotels, and facilities all being top-class. We were put into 4 teams, meaning that we would be playing 3 games in the next 3 days. It was a very challenging experience as I didn't know anyone on my team, so the first game was a bit of a struggle, but in the second and third games our team started to find rhythm and we started to play better as a team with combination plays. We also had various speed testing exercises on the second day. All in all it was a great experience to see that despite coming from the NAIA I can compete with these top NCAA Division 1 players.
After the Sounders Combine I flew to Michigan, to attend the Midwest Pro Soccer Combine. It was very similar in format as the Sounders Combine, with 3 games to be played in 3 days. A lot of the players from the Sounders Combine were there, so it was nice to see familiar faces. The games were played in the Ultimate Soccer Arena, which is an indoor soccer facility, so it got some getting used to, but after the first game it was fine. After these combines, it was a matter of waiting to hear news and feedback from coaches. Vivo 7 Sports was there every step of the way, negotiating and making phone calls on my behalf. After a few weeks, I received an invitation to attend a trial with the Swope Park Rangers, which is the USL affiliate of the MLS club Sporting Kansas City. I am very excited for this opportunity, and can't thank Vivo 7 Sports enough for helping me along the way!"