To whom it may concern,

I have known Rose Shoen for about four years and during this time I can say that she has been one of the most influential people in my life thus far. She has proven herself to be one of the hardest working players, coaches, and mentors I have ever met. Anyone who knows Rose knows that she eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer. She is also the epitome of an over-achiever. She is never content with just being “good enough” and is always pushing herself and everyone around her out of their comfort zone and to new heights. Rose is the first one at practice and the last one to leave games. She puts in the extra reps and is willing to show up early to train anyone who needs the extra help. She has juggled multiple jobs, coached numerous teams, and been a full time student all at once. I would also describe Rose as strong and resilient; someone with a backbone who nobody wants to mess with. She holds everyone around her to a high standard and earns their respect with her loyalty and honesty. Some might say she gives off a “tough love” kind of attitude but this is what has made me better personally as a player and person. Rose has made the biggest difference in my life because she completely changed my self-perspective and self-worth. She saw the good in me when my self-confidence was completely deteriorated. I am a more driven individual and she has a way of making me want to be the best version of myself. My entire perspective about the game of soccer completely changed and Rose is the reason for that. She truly cares about her players and teammates and she is willing to go above and beyond for them. She has driven me and many others to and from games and provided meals on countless occasions. She has also provided additional strength and conditioning training completely funded by herself for anyone who wants to get better. As a coach, teammate, mentor, and friend Rose Shoen has changed my life in a positive way and continues to do so.

Tori Pearson