I am very passionate about baseball, and my main athletic goal is to play in college. I started playing ball when I was just over 4 years old, and even at that age, I liked competing. I’ve always loved how baseball is a team sport, but it has a unique individual aspect as well. The thing I love about team practice is that it gives me the opportunity to put myself in game situations. However, with only a bucket of balls and a tee in my basement, I can get plenty of individual work in.
Baseball is amazing because there is very little aspect of time. In baseball’s truest form, you never lose simply because you were down and time ran out; until the last out is made, there’s always an opportunity to get back into the game. This aspect has taught me to never give up, no matter what happens. Baseball has also taught me a lot about being patient, physically and mentally tough and how to overcome obstacles.
On the field, I believe my greatest attributes are my speed, baseball IQ, and aggressiveness. Off the field, I am hardworking, trustworthy and dependable. Besides playing baseball, my other goals for the rest of high school and college are to graduate in the top 25% of my class and earn a science degree in college (possibly in biology). Ultimately, I don’t know specifically what I would like to pursue after college, but I am considering something in the veterinary field.