What makes me a good candidate for a college baseball team is what also will make me a good college student; I have a competitive drive that is quiet but imperative. I led all of my teams in nearly every statistic over the years, but have done so without public celebration because what’s always important to me is becoming the best player. I can be. That is only partially characterised by a batting average and other stats. It is training hard, excelling at the intellectual strategy and enjoying the brotherhood of the team in the dugout. The hard work behind the scenes leaves people telling me that I seem so calm on the mound, that I hit hard line drives with an easy swing, that my hands are soft in the infield even when the situation is tense.
This is also my approach to studying. Of course, I set goals of making high honor roll. I make sure that my homework is carefully done in advance of athletic training. Everything is balanced in my life though my schedule is busy.
Finally, what makes me a great candidate for your team is that I will be a leader. Whether that means captain or not, the coaching staff can always rely on me to get a good night sleep, to eat right, to be one time, to always put 200% effort and to see that their teaching is implemented on the field. I will be the first one in the dugout and the last off the field. I will ask for help when I need it and I will befriend the weakest player and make him better.