My love for baseball runs deep. First and foremost, I enjoy playing the game, but I also consider myself a true fan and student of baseball. Watching games with my family, studying analytics and reviewing video all contribute to improving my performance, understanding and enjoyment of the sport. I cannot remember a time when baseball was not part of my life. Some of my fondest memories range from playing impromptu games at the little league field to playing in state championship games. The friendships I have developed through baseball continue to be the most important in my life.
Baseball has taught me self-discipline and respect which I use on the field and in the classroom. I pride myself in my ability to remain calm in highly stressful situations and lead my teammates by example while also being a fierce competitor. As a successful student-athlete at an academically rigorous college preparatory school, I balance the many demands of academics with what I have learned from the game. I desire to continue my baseball career at a college or university that is not only a good fit athletically, but is academically challenging and a thought provoking environment of learning. Such an atmosphere will allow me to complete my degree in business and economics and pursue graduate school.
As I write this prior to the beginning of my junior year baseball season, I feel the same excitement as I did before my first little league game. My goal is to feel that continue excitement before every baseball game I play- little league, high school and college.