My love of baseball started as a little boy. I have always learned to commit to excellence, hard work, and grit in all that I do whether it is in the classroom or on the field. I have a "never quit attitude" on and off the field. I have always idolized my dad who played baseball in college, so I grew up with a dream that one day I will be able to follow in his footsteps and do the same. My " team first", work ethic, and passion for winning comes from within but is motivated by my Dad and my grandfathers who instilled this in me. I want to excel as a student-athlete both in my academics and on the field. I portray integrity and character in my life and am driven by those characteristics which are our family tradition. I plan to study economics and business and am eager to learn at a top-notch school. I have examples of patriotism, compassion, tragedy, strength, and perseverance, as well as faith in my life which have helped me mature into who I am today. Baseball is something I love and enjoy and want to compete at a high level while getting an incredible education.
My dad always taught me that both baseball and life are based on three fundamental values of teamwork, hard work, and attitude. Whether it is with my family life, my academics, or my sports career these values have shaped my life both on and off the field. Baseball has taught me the importance of being a part of a team and having people who have your back. This game has helped me to get through tough times in my life. It has helped me to learn from my failures and hardships in life, to persevere, and to work exceptionally hard to become even stronger. Baseball has also taught me to always remain humble and honest in every situation. I know that sometimes I will get knocked down but it is that motivation and positive attitude the next time I get back up to the plate that really matters.
The older I get the deeper my passion for baseball continues to grow. Being able to play baseball in college would not only be a dream come true, but also an honor and a privilege that I would never take for granted. I am willing to do the hard work necessary to achieve my goal of playing quality baseball and being the student-athlete I know I can be.