Trevithick plays soccer out of state, but she’s still Alaskan
She was born in Alaska and spent the majority of her life here, but these days Kali Trevithick of Anchorage lives in California, where she plays soccer for an established club team as well as the U16 National team.
Missing her friends and family, and not enjoying life as a normal teenager, are all parts of the sacrifice she made for the golden opportunity to chase her dream on the pitch.
She has attended 10 youth national camps over the last two years and scored her first international goal playing with the U17 team in South Korea.
“I feel honored to play for my country,” Trevithick told me. “To me, hard work isn’t hard. My passion for the game and drive to be the best has got me where I am now.”
In Alaska, she got her start with local club teams for Cook Inlet Soccer Club and Alaska Rush in Anchorage and Matanuska Soccer Club in the Valley.
Then she got discovered and had to leave to state. Last year she lived in Washington. This year, California.
“I miss my friends and family,” Trevithick said. “I love Alaska. I refer to it as home and always will.”
She currently plays center mid for the San Diego Surf U16 team of the uber competitive Elite Clubs National League.
The competition is cutthroat. It demands toughness, sharpness and a tireless work ethic.
But Trevithick is up for the challenge.
“I have to work hard each camp and stay focused to make sure I get another chance,” she said. “The best part about playing for Team USA is getting to play with the best 24 players around the nation. This helps me to grow as a player and learn from them.”