Abby Erceg – Courage On And Off The Field – Celebrating Soccer

Abby Erceg – Courage On And Off The Field – Celebrating Soccer



I'm a BSA defender for the North Carolina courage and I love to celebrate soccer celebrating with the team is as great and obviously we celebrate often with this team and it's fun but when I get to celebrate with the fans and especially at home I think it's a little bit more special I think when you can share your passion with people that aren't on the field as well it connects you in a way more than just words meant to come into the CM and have people cheering for you not only just your your individual name but your team name is really really special it's something that you're not going to experience all throughout your life so I think the more that we can celebrate their and they can celebrate us is just going to help that connection it's going to help soccer grow in North Carolina one piece of advice I would give to a younger player is that you don't have to follow in the footsteps of everybody else although having a role model is great and it's a lot of fun and yes we want you to look up to us it is okay for you to do your own thing and to find what makes you unique and to find what makes you special because at the end of the day I think that's what's going to make you stick out you know and we're looking for players that want to stick out we're looking for players that are different and unique and can bring a different skill to a team so if you find a different path and you think it's set for you go for it playing in this league has helped me prepare for the World Cup in different ways than I have in the past this league has obviously grown year to year the play is a stronger the play is a faster the play is a technically better than they have been in the past year so I think for me I really had to focus on all aspects of my game not just one yes I can be fast yes I can be physical when I've only really been one aspect in the past whereas in this league it's taught me that I have to do all but if I want to be at the top of my game and if I want to succeed you know at an international where I'm gonna have to be the best I can be across all levels growing up in New Zealand we didn't have soccer role models it was just a sport that we really enjoyed and we did it for the passion it's what drives me every single day I still love the game I still love playing having said that I think in this day and age it's really good for young players to be able to look up to role models because I didn't have that girl my don't know how it feels you know I think the potential for these girls is huge that I think the growth of the game is going to be huge not only in America but also in my home country as well back in New Zealand so seeing it grow not just in this country but worldwide is huge for women it's huge for women's sport and it's huge for these girls that want to grow up in that kind of environment

2 Replies to “Abby Erceg – Courage On And Off The Field – Celebrating Soccer”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *