Baseball does not define who I am, however it has influenced the person I have become today. When I was on a 10U travel team, I was faced with a situation in which I was bullied constantly. I was told by the other players that I should quit baseball. I wanted to prove them wrong. From that point on I have been working every day to get better. I learned that I wanted to be a role model and lead through example and dedication. Now I am the captain on my travel team and enjoy showing others my intense competitive edge, while having compassion for my teammates. My parents are raising me to be a good person, husband, father, and contributing member to society, not just an athlete.
I have always been a high energetic kid and sports was an outlet for me starting at a young age. As I aged sports lead me to volunteering opportunities. I have enjoyed working with people of all ages and it has helped me decide on a career that involves helping others. During my time in high school I want to take classes that get me ready for college, continue to volunteer, and enjoy being on the baseball team. I look forward to playing baseball at the collegiate level and pursing my future career in physical therapy or nursing so that I may continue to better other people's lives. Baseball does not define who I am, I define who I am through my good natured personality and actions on and off the field.