I joined my first baseball team at the age of five, and have never stopped playing since. The feeling I have when I walk out on that field is incredible! I am grateful that God has blessed me with the talent of playing baseball and I will use that talent to the best of my ability! I am confident in my baseball abilities as a player; however, I have a sense of humility and work to identify and address areas of improvement. I am dedicated and committed. I have played travel ball for 8 years and missed one tournament in all the seasons.
I know that being raised in a small, rural community does limit opportunities and exposure that some student-athletes may obtain; however, I think there are many benefits that some may not recognize. Being raised in a diverse community of races, economic statuses, religions, etc. has given me healthy respect and ability to interact with any and all segments. My teammates and coaches come from a diverse group and I have always been able to play and associate well with them all. In addition, I have obtained respect and desire for education, but also a healthy respect and understanding of hard work and dedication, realizing that many successful individuals in my family and my community did not have the opportunity to further their education in college.
My goal after graduating from high school is to play college baseball and pursue a degree in Sports Management. I am looking for a college with a strong academic program as well as a competitive athletic program. I have a strong work ethic in both academics and athletics. I do not like to be late and while I know that baseball is a game, I am serious and focused, not just during games, but also during practices and expect the same from my coaches and teammates. Helping a team go all the way to the College World Series has always been a dream of mine. Hopefully, my dream will come true at your college!