At the time of publication, Samantha Whitehead was a college soccer gamer at start of her career, but her achievements are impressive due to her battle with type 1 diabetic issues. Whitehead is a strong left dominant Department 1 gamer. Yet her playing capability isn’t the only thing distinguished about Whitehead, she’s likewise done exceptional things off the field.
Whitehead was a healthy teenager up until she was detected with kind 1 diabetic issues on the first day of summer season soccer camp practice in July 2008. At first, she questioned her capability to continue playing with a life-threatening illness, then later that month, she was fortunate more than enough to fulfill singer Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who likewise struggles with Type 1 diabetic issues. Whitehead says Jonas motivated her not give up on achieving her dreams. Whitehead has to monitor her blood sugar 10 to 12 times everyday and utilize a blood insulin pump. Kind 1 diabetic issues can cause nerve damage, cardiac arrest, stroke, kidney failure and blindness.
Whitehead was a three-time All Organization member in high school and understood for her speed, ball handling skills and high-level shooting capability. She played forward for the Lancers team at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, where she led the group in scoring and helps. Whitehead also played with the Los Angeles Futbol Club, LAFC, which utilized to be called the LAFC Cosmos due to an association with the The big apple Cosmos club. LAFC is based from Pasadena and has actually been ranked California’s No. 1 youth club, as well as a top-10 youth club in the United States.
Despite her small stature of 5 feet 2 inches, St. John’s College sponsored Whitehead in 2011. She also received scholarship offers from the California State University at Fullerton and U.C. Riverside but opted to take a trip to Queens, New york city, to bet St. John’s College. The university Red Storm group sponsored Whitehead to play left defender, however she’s currently a left midfielder and often plays forward. The Red Storm isn’t only appreciated for its members’ playing capability but also their academic achievements. The team ranked No. 6 of the 15 Big East females’s programs for team GPA in 2011.
Whitehead does not just manage her diabetes, she created S.A.M.S. Team to raise money for a remedy.’S. A.M.S.’ stands for Sam’s Amazing and Mighty Superheroes. The team actively sponsors members for Stroll to Treat Diabetes. Whitehead states on her JDRF individual page that her goal is for S.A.M.S. Team to raise $5,000 a week for diabetic issues research. JDRF is an organization devoted to discovering a remedy for kind 1 diabetes and problems. The women’s Red Storm soccer team joined Whitehead at a Stroll to Cure Diabetes occasion in October 2011.