Baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was about eleven or twelve, I knew that I wanted to play this sport as long as I could. I have been blessed to have my parents that allow me to have the best opportunities to help me improve my game. I have had to make sacrifices to achieve my goal of playing college baseball. For years I was a three-sport athlete. After my freshman year, I made the difficult decision to no longer play basketball. I spent the winter season working on improving my craft and to be the best it can possibly be. This decision was made so that I could reach my goal of playing college baseball. This, in turn, helps the teams that I play for. I have had the opportunity to play for both strong teams and teams that have struggled. This has made me mature at a young age. I have learned from my losses, but I have not become accustomed to them. I am a very competitive person and a gracious winner. I am always encouraging my teammates to help them reach their highest potential. Playing for different teams in different communities has introduced me to many people. This has helped strengthen my interactions with others. On a college team, there are new players every year that change the team dynamics. I believe my experience with playing for many teams has allowed me to learn how to adapt to the different dynamics, personalities and coaching styles. This has helped improve my game. In college, the newness would help me grow to become the best player and person I can be.
School is something that has come easily to me. I have always strived to be the best student. Currently, I am enrolled in advanced classes and am ranking in the top 10 of my class. I understand that academics at the collegiate level are more difficult than high school and I am ready to take on that challenge. I have aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon. I understand that juggling both academics and athletics will be difficult but I am up for the challenge. I feel that my current class load coupled with my athletic requirements have prepared me for the next level. My desire is to attend a school fit for my aspirations and keep my grades at a high level so I can reach my goal of becoming a doctor.