I was always the smallest kid on the field and with an early April birthday, was also one of the younger kids on my baseball teams. I work hard because I have high expectations of myself and would never let size or age get in the way of accomplishing my goals. I decided in 7th grade that I wanted to go to one of the local Catholic schools because 100% of the graduates go on to college and I would be able to play baseball at a higher level than if I stayed at my local high school. I made the decision to leave my friends and pursue a higher level of education and higher level of baseball because I wanted to get a great education and play baseball at the highest level possible in college. I am leader on and off the field and am always working hard whether it is in school, on the field (I play varsity soccer as well), or doing a job. I give 100% at all times and expect my teammates to work as hard to get the results we want.
My dad has taught me that it is the little things you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis that contributes to success and that respect is earned everyday, it is not given because of what you have done in the past, but given because of what you are doing today.