I was four years old when I first stepped onto a baseball field. My hand barely fit in the glove, but it didn't matter. I was instantly hooked on the best game in the world. I've learned a lot from the game over the years. It is a game of failure, but one that is also of immense personal growth. Every time you take the field you have to want to work harder and do better than the last time. I've learned to push myself harder than I thought I could and especially to believe that I can do it. Some kids are just born athletes, they're built big and just naturally grab the attention of coaches. I've always been tall but very thin for my age. I've found that I have to work extra hard to get that same attention. I spend time in the weight room everyday. I work on my diet to gain weight everyday. I put in extra hours after-school and on weekends to improve my skills so that my coaches have no choice but to notice me. It has all taught me a lot about personal growth and goal setting. Nothing in life worth having is ever just handed to you. It means more the harder you work.
I would describe myself as having a positive outlook on life and all things in general. I think a happy team is a cohesive team. I think it is important to lift my teammates up when they are down. A bad at-bat or bad pitch can make or break a player's spirit in the moment. One person can make a big difference, good or bad. I want to be the good.
I'm looking for a team that has a strong sense of sportsmanship and civility; a team where everyone remembers that it is a privilege to play the game of baseball. My academics are important to me and I strive to get good grades in all my classes. I'm considering majoring in the field of History or Sports and Entertainment Management. I believe I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the character, work-ethic, and leadership skills to make an immediate impact on your program.