Caitlin Estrin has been playing soccer since the age of three, attributing her biggest moments to the sport.
“One of the best experiences I've ever had was the summer I went to Mexico to play for Maccabi USA and it was so much fun I'm in a bunch of new people and I have friends all over the world,” she said.
Soccer has also helped shape her off the field…
“It’s made me a lot stronger as a person,” Estrin said. “I know now that you can't let people roll over you too easy and it's something that you have to work at, so it taught me a lot of hard work and determination.”
In addition to soccer, Estrin is a varsity standout on the volleyball and softball teams, but her main goal for her senior year has nothing to do with sports.
“Before I leave high school I want to volunteer as much as I can,” she said. “I love volunteering with Angel View and Premier Care, so it's something I enjoy doing.”
Her coaches and teammates would say that’s just who she is.
“She's a very warm hearted person. She will do anything for anyone even if she doesn't know who you are, she’ll help you out,” said assistant coach Mindy Knight. “She's just willing to be there for anyone and that's really good attribute for her to have.”
She also has a heart for animals, with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian.
“I've always had dogs around dogs, cats, bunnies, I don't know, it's just something that I find very close to my heart,” Estrin said.
A three-year captain for the Rattlers, Estrin’s leadership will be greatly missed.
“She's a big role model to a lot of these girls and she's very assertive and making sure these girls know what they're doing and being just a good friend to all these girls and bringing the spunk and happiness to the team as well,” said Knight.
Excelling in the classroom and on the field, attention from colleges is evident. Now she says she’s deciding which school will be the right fit.