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Fort Wayne United's Amelia White returns from National Camp

09/22/2017, 10:00am EDT
By FW United

We caught up with Amelia White when she returned home from attending the US Soccer National Camp and she continues to work hard to achieve her dream of playing for the US National Team.

What were some challenges at Camp?
"The hardest part about camp for me was trying to put my mistakes behind me. They want us to bounce back from our mistakes and stay positive."

What was your favorite part about Camp?
"My favorite part about Camp was the speed of play and the competitiveness. The speed is very different from other trainings and the competitiveness is excellent because we are all competing for a spot at the next camp."

How does it feel to be in the top players in the country?  
"It is the best feeling to know that I'm representing our country. I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunities to play with the best players in the United States." 

What is your plan to progress in your journey to be on the national team? 
"The next step is to practice the things I struggled with during the previous camps. I need to improve on my instep passes, combination play and aggressiveness when putting pressure on the back line."  

What is your long term goal with soccer?  
"My long-term goal is to be on the national team. I want to play in the 2020 World Cup."

Anything else you would like to share? 
"I know my journey will not be smooth. I will have struggles to face, but I will still persist on. The coaches always tell us to pursue Excellence, so that's what I'm working towards."

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