My name is Lee Perry, I am a 6'0'" 170 lb. middle infielder from Lower Manhattan. I have been playing baseball since I was 6 years old and have not skipped one year since. I have been playing on the varsity team at my high school since freshman year, where I started 14 games, switching between right field, shortstop, and second base, with second base being my main position by the end of the season. In my sophomore year I started all 16 games, the first game at second base, the rest at shortstop. As a junior, I started all 16 games at shortstop and ended up winning the Silver Slugger award for our team. We went 16-0 (first winning record and best record in school history), but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
As a student-athlete with an 88 average I know how to balance academics and sports. I have been on the Honor Roll every semester of my high school career. I have learned how to weigh a heavy and rigorous workload with a long and demanding baseball season. I plan my academics around my baseball schedule. I make sure to get as much work done as possible before a game or practice; then when it comes time to play or practice, I devote my full attention to baseball. Once finished, I go back to my work, sometimes taking a break to spend time with friends or watch some TV to cool off. If I have to make up a test or discuss something with a teacher, I will make time to take care of these things during a lunch period or a free period, instead of after school when I should be on my way to practice or playing a game.
My strong subject is math (98 average in Algebra 2 during my junior year) and I also do well in the sciences, with my strongest areas being physics and biology. I am also interested in creative writing and journalism. I am a strong writer and feel that I am at my best when I am writing about something in which I have an authentic interest. I am unsure of what major I want to pursue, however I am considering something in mathematics, journalism, creative writing, engineering or neuroscience. These are just my preliminary choices. I am still planning on researching other majors to see what’s out there.
I work as hard on the field as I do on my academics. I believe that I have honed the habits and skills to be a valuable member of a college team, and am ready to make that commitment.