Since first playing when I was 5 years old, I have fallen in love with the game of baseball. My relationship with the game has not always come easily. I barely made my first travel team, at 11 years old, but the coaches said they would take a chance on me. I dedicated myself to earning a spot, and by the end of the season I had worked my way to a starting position as pitcher and the four hitter. Every year I set new higher goals and expectations and I am never satisfied until I achieve them. I can confidently say that I have grown as a player and student every single year. I am a dedicated teammate and always try to set a positive tone and lead by example. I am planning on becoming a lawyer, and intend to play the game I love at the highest level possible at a top college or university while working towards law school.