The biggest influence in my life that has molded me into the person and athlete that I am today has been my parents. They have instilled in me a desire to be the best that I can be in life, school, and sports. They have drilled into me that to be the best, I have to work hard and learn to overcome failure. Baseball has taught me how to deal with failure, because baseball is a game of failure. In other words, you should never let your last at-bat define the rest of the game.
I have been fortunate to have had some awesome coaches along the way. Their guidance and mentoring have provided me the skill and confidence to get me to where I am today, and the understanding to know that I still have a long way to go. I feel that my strongest attribute is my positive attitude and friendly nature, which I use to lift my teammates up. My weakest attribute is that I am a perfectionist and tend to be too hard on myself.