I have dreamed of playing college baseball for many years. I am extremely goal-oriented, and I work hard to achieve the goals I set for myself.
To help me reach my goal of playing at the next level, I am playing high school ball, taking private hitting lessons, playing on a travel team, attending college camps, and working out daily with both weights and cardio.
During my younger years, I played t-ball and then sat out of baseball for some years. When I decided I wanted to play again, I was nine years old and definitely behind on my skill level. I had to put in many extra hours of drills, practice, and private lessons. Through all of this, I developed a better work ethic that has served me well in academics, athletics, and life in general
I wanted to join a travel ball team and tried out for one I was the only player at tryouts that did not make the team. Instead of giving up, this fueled my passion and determination even more. I took private lessons, practiced with anyone who would toss a ball with me, and did drills on a daily basis. I even found a different travel team that would let me practice with them so I could learn and grow as a baseball player. My hard work would soon pay off in a big way.
The following year when I played recreation ball, I was chosen for the All-Star team, and the travel team that had cut me the previous year, called and invited me to play on their team. I did not have to try out for them. They had seen my athletic growth, potential, and skill level improve dramatically during the recreation baseball season. That solidified in me the value of never giving up on dreams, a great work ethic, determination, courage, and the importance of setting goals and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals.
I am a team-player, very coachable, and hard-working. I am a goal-setter, problem-solver, and a competitive athlete and academic achiever. I am willing to work, take critiques, and put in as much time and effort as it takes to reach the academic and athletic goals I have set for myself. I am looking for a college where I can play baseball while pursuing my academic path in the medical field.