"All You Got. Every Day. Finish Empty" defines how I envision all aspects of life. You get out what you put in so if you finish empty you have poured out all you have and leave with nothing left inside. That became my approach after hearing Jason Curry speak during my Freshman year.
My main focus has been on academics even though my first passion is to be on the diamond. My GPA is very precious to me and my academic goal is to secure an engineering degree while attending college. In order to maintain eligibility to play "grades matter". As a student-athlete I will continue to dedicate significant time and energy to baseball. I am extremely motivated to take my game to the next level after graduating from high school. The skills I develop which make me competitive athletically are the ones that will make me successful later in life. I am a leader on and off the field and always encourage leadership in others. Everyone on the team will need to take a leadership role at some point during the season and needs to be prepared to do so.
I hope my hard work and dedication to the game I love so much allows me to compete at the D1 level but I understand there is exceptional programs in all divisions within the NCAA.
Wherever my student-athlete future takes me I look forward to being part of a long standing tradition of success and pride both in the classroom and on the playing field.
Now for a little about myself:
I enjoy hunting, fishing, and pick-up basketball during the off-season, if there is such a thing today. I am currently working with a strength and conditioning trainer and put on about 15 pounds of muscle over the last 4 months. With my birthday being on August 4th I am always the youngest on my high school team and will graduate as a 17 year old. I have a great chance to be the starting centerfielder for the varsity team and will be in the starting pitching rotation as a sophomore this year.