I started playing softball at the age of 11 and fell in love with the sport. I focused day in and day out to become the best player I could be on and off the field for the team I play for and for my name. Being 5 feet tall, I was determined to become a consistent power hitter while also making use of my speed and quickness in all aspects of the game, and that I did. I have played for several different travel teams and have been coached by a handful of different individuals who all saw something in me to start off and set the tone for my team to follow. Taking it as a part of my responsibility as a first batter to set the pace for those I play for, I use my bat, small ball, and smarts of the game to be most effective in each of my at bats. Believing in "size doesn't matter" I eliminated my height factor and became equal and above those my size and bigger. Taking my softball work habits to my academics, I dedicate myself to the classroom and take my schooling seriously. "Softball is life", as my dad has taught me and I've grown to learn. The struggles, the lessons, the learning I use to better myself as a person and in life.