SummaryI want to be a saint and constantly strive to be the best version of myself by doing what is right, not what is easy.
I have been familiar with Ave Maria University for several years, as my sister and many other students from my parish in Michigan have attended. I reached out to Coach Tyler Rosser of the women’s soccer team as I entered my senior year of high school to discuss playing soccer at AMU.
He shared his vision for the upcoming years and the team’s mission during our first conversation, which emphasized understanding our identity in Christ through our sport.
I could see that I absolutely wanted to be part of the culture he had built for the team.
Later in my senior year, I visited AMU and was struck by the importance of the Catholic faith and the students on campus. It was such a welcoming environment. People stopped me to say hello and were genuinely interested in getting to know me! This experience made my commitment to attend AMU very easy.
This decision has been affirmed throughout my freshman year, as my faith has grown tremendously because of the people I have encountered and the opportunities offered to me. Your time at AMU is what you make of it. I have access to daily Mass, perpetual Eucharist adoration, and incredible support from my teammates and friends, which allows me to place Christ at the center of my time here.
Coach Rosser regularly reminds us that we “are loved for who we are, not what we do.” I want to be a saint, and this saying reminds me to constantly strive to be the best version of myself by doing what is right, not what is easy. Students at AMU are encouraged to do this in the classroom, on the sports field, and in our daily lives.
I was asked how my Seton education prepared me for success at Ave Maria. My Seton education prepared me very well for success at Ave Maria by incorporating the Catholic faith into my education. Seton’s curriculum prepared me to pursue the truth in all matters, which has continued to benefit me immensely in my studies at Ave Maria.