Baseball has been an enormous part of my life for as long as I can remember, so much so that I like to say it is in my blood. It has always been a dream of mine to play collegiate baseball. I consider myself to be a hard worker who plays with great intensity and passion, a leader on the baseball field and the consummate teammate. I take pride in the fact that I have been a starter on my high school baseball team since my freshman season and have recently been named Captain for my junior campaign. I am a three sport varsity athlete, also playing basketball and running cross-country. Physical fitness is very important to me. I enjoy strength and agility training and maintain a strong core which I feel gives me an edge on the field and often helps me exceed expectations.
I take my job in the classroom as seriously as my job on the diamond. I work very hard at maintaining a good GPA. Things do not always come easy for me academically, and those are the things I dedicate extra time to. I also think it is important to have an open flow of communication with my teachers. This helps me have a clear and direct understanding of what is expected of me. Over the course of three years at Staten Island Academy I have built lasting relationships with my teachers as well as most of the faculty and I feel I have gained their respect not only a student but a respectful, responsible young man.
Time management is something that I have worked hard to master as I have a demanding schedule. I believe that helping others and giving back to the community are very important. I spearheaded my schools involvement in Pajamas for Pals, a non-profit organization that collects pajamas for those in need during the holidays. I belong to the Wounded Warrior Project Club at my school and have also volunteered at multiple Autism Awareness events in my community.
I have a great love of sports and an interest in physical fitness. I enjoy science, specifically Biology and Physics, and I like helping others. All of these things have contributed my wanting to study for a degree in Physics and with the ultimate goal of obtaining a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.