My high school coach described me as “the kid who shows up wherever and whenever baseball is being played, or even if a ball is being thrown.” Baseball has always been my favorite sport, although living in Alaska and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado hasn’t made it the easiest sport to pursue. In fact, my freshman year playing varsity, our team traveled to our first game having never practiced outside! So to say I have had to work hard to fulfill my baseball dreams might be an understatement.
I am the athlete who shows up early and stays late. I am the athlete who puts in extra time outside of practice. I have played Little League, on recreational leagues, on travel teams, on high school varsity, on Legion teams, and have traveled to tournaments to play with teams who picked me up as an extra player. My self-discipline in baseball also transfers to academics. I have maintained a 4.0 throughout all of middle school as well as my freshman year of high school.
I would bring versatility to any team. Although I have most consistently been a pitcher and played infield, I bring outfield experience as well. My coaches would all tell you that I am extremely coachable, due to my work ethic and ability to take direction. Years of baseball have also taught me mental toughness, which is something I continue to develop. My goal is to play baseball at the college level for a school that offers a great academic education.