I have been playing baseball since t-ball, but it was during machine pitch that I really became interested in the game. I began playing travel ball not long after. My favorite aspects of the game are the strategy and competition involved - especially hitting, stealing bases and dominating the outfield.
Because of Covid, there was no sophomore year of high school baseball for me - no team bonding, no leadership stepping up from the year prior, no extra year to be a younger classman. This year, half of our seniors quit mid-season and the other half have suffered multiple injuries, leaving a very young and inexperienced varsity team without upper classman leadership. Game after game I saw my young team teammates struggling with self confidence and game-time execution. I had to step up as a junior to be one of our team leaders both on and off the field this year. It made a difference in team morale and our overall performance later in the season.
Academic skills do not come as easily to me as athletic skills do. In 6th grade I was finally diagnosed with learning challenges and ADHD. I’ve always had to put in extra work to be successful in the classroom. When I moved into high school, I was placed in the track for average students. A couple months into freshman year I asked to be moved up to the excel program because I wasn’t being challenged enough academically. I have to admit its tough being a student-athlete with ADHD and learning challenges in the excel program - but I’m determined to finish my senior year of high school in that program and on the honor roll.
I am looking for a student-athlete college experience that will be a good fit for me academically while also continuing to strengthen my leadership and baseball skills and ultimately prepare me for life success. I am ready to take my academic and athletic game to the next level working hard every day as a member of YOUR team!