Two out, bottom 7 (of 7), bases loaded, down by two, and I get a fastball down the middle and I hammer it in to the outfield, two runs score to tie the game. This moment from my first Bantam season is one of the best in my baseball career but my sports life has also had a lot of ups and downs. I have played many different sports, and all those experiences have taught me the work that needs to be put in to improve and be successful. I am passionate about sport not only as an athlete, but the science behind it, which is why in college I’m hoping to study kinesiology. It is very interesting to see how we can get faster, stronger and better and understand how and why our bodies do this.
There are many things that have helped me be successful in both sports and school, and that I feel will help me contribute to the college baseball team I hope to be part of one day. Growing up in Canada I have studied in both English and French since kindergarten, and will graduate with a bilingual diploma. This program is challenging but it is satisfying when I earn strong grades even in classes such as Science 9, which are taught entirely in French. This program has also afforded me opportunities to travel to French-speaking Québec. My home city of Vancouver is one of the most diverse in the world, which has prepared me to get along well with people from different backgrounds and I think will help me adapt to living in the USA for college. I am a very driven person, which helps me do well in school and also make crazy catches in baseball games when I just go for the ball even if I have to dive for it and crash into the ground.