Being able to come in during a big rivalry game to help my team and coach was a huge highlight of my freshman year. However, I feel my skills came to the forefront when I fought my way into a starting position at first base that same summer for the Post 224 American Legion Baseball Team. Those experiences heightened my physical and mental toughness as I competed against older players for a starting role. All of these things made me realize I would be capable of playing at the collegiate level.
I was and still am very thankful to play the first base position for the Post 224 Legion Baseball Team. Playing as a team we won the 24th District Championship and played for the Division title in Aviston Illinois. I learned many lessons through that season about loyalty, hard work, teamwork, consistency, and dedication. I’m striving to find a university that challenges me and provides academic and athletic opportunities for me to grow. Playing three sports in high school and being able to maintain a 3.70+ GPA in the classroom are foundation blocks for becoming not only a player but, a team leader at the collegiate level and success in my career choice.