Circleville – This week senior Payton Ford, signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer athletic career at Concord University.
Ford says that Soccer and her Dad have inspired her to be who she is today, “Growing up soccer was always a big part of my life. I fell in love with the sport early on and have made countless memories that will last a lifetime. Playing soccer has taught me discipline on and off the field which helps me to stay on task with my academics. I am very thankful for Circleville and everything that I have learned. I am excited to use this knowledge to pursue my dream of being a Pediatric Psychologist.”
“I have a lot of people that have inspired me to get to where I am today but if I had to pick one person it would definitely be my dad who has inspired me most. He played soccer growing up and as I got older more and more people told me I looked like him while I played. He has always pushed me to be my best and inspired me to keep playing even when things got rough. He works extremely hard to make sure that I can have the opportunities to play the sport I love as long as I can. My dad and I have spent countless car rides talking about how I can get better not only as a player but what I can do to grow as a leader and student. He has shown me what it takes to be dedicated, and hard working. I don’t think that I would have the same kind of love or inspiration for this sport if it wasn’t for my dad. So for that and all else he does for me and our family I am forever grateful.
In the future I hope to become a pediatric psychologist. I want to be able to help kids of all ages get through the challenges they face through their lives.”
Ford will start her future in the fall of 2024 at Concord University in Athens West Virginia