Jamilet Rivera

Jamilet, 16, has been playing soccer since the 7th grade. A people’s person who likes to make others laugh, Jamilet says she always tries to think about the positives. She’s continued playing soccer — at different positions — throughout middle and high school. What do you enjoy most about playing soccer? It helps me forget…

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Kalkidan Haile

While Kal, 16, was born in DC, she grew up in Ethiopia. Living in Ethiopia allowed Kal to learn from other cultures and gave her a very different perspective, particularly when it came to sports. In Ethiopia, Kal says she got pushback because she wanted to play soccer which was considered a “boys’ sport.” When…

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