I have loved the game of baseball since I was very young. Some of my earliest memories are playing catch with my dad and brothers. As I grew, so did my love and devotion to the game. Even as early as my first few years in little league, I set a goal not only to make my high school team, but to be an everyday starter. My goals have always included playing for a high-level college baseball program with a strong academic tradition - an environment that will allow me to achieve my potential both as an athlete and a student.
I feel that I would be an important and productive addition to a college team, and that my character and athletic ability set me apart. My coaches have consistently commented to me that I am easy to coach, a team leader, and I consistently show respect to my coaches and my team. Being goal-driven and a hard worker has always been a part of my nature. I think my drive and enthusiasm are contagious; I have always tried, even when my team was having a rough season, to motivate and encourage. I would like nothing more than to bring this drive and attitude to a top-tier baseball program.
I currently have a 3.5 GPA and am interested in pursuing a sports medicine or exercise science degree. I embrace an academic challenge and take many advanced courses. I constantly challenge myself to do my very best both on the field and in the classroom.
In summary, I hope to attend a college where I can apply all of the skills I have been working to achieve, in an environment where I can excel and help others to do the same.