The first time I met Ava Priest she was participating in a regional select camp. I noticed key qualities that I am always searching for when I am building a team that can compete on a National level.
Ava is very athletic and technical but It was the little things she did on the field that pushed me to reach out to her and start working with her as a player. You could see she has soccer dreams but she did not have a clear pathway for achieving those dreams. Once I got the opportunity to sit down with her to go over her goals and soccer desires it was clear to me that she is going to be something special. Ava is very athletic, she has great technical ability and she is extremely soccer savvy. She watches and studies professional games and she trains like she has a soccer destiny already in place.
The biggest and most impressive key quality that Ava possesses is her humility. She has been the hero in many games for her current 06 Girls CO Rush Academy team, whether it was scoring the game winner or shutting down the toughest attacking player from the opponents team. However, she has never shown an ego on or off the field.
Even though she has her goals and her dreams she has always played for the team and the logo on her jersey. For that reason any coach who has the honor of working with Ava will be better for it.