Over the course of my 10 years playing baseball, I have seen many different aspects of the game. In one of my first years playing I had a coach who was determined each player would play each position, so I got reps not only in my normal positions but even in the middle infield and behind the plate. Since then I've continued to play a wide variety of positions for many different programs. For my school I pitch, but I also play 1st base and outfield. In years past I've played each of these positions for my club teams, and in fact I only started playing as a PO for my club team in the summer after my sophomore year. In addition to finding an appreciation for the game through experiencing each position, I've played for multiple different programs, something that I feel has made me better able to fit into new and potentially different team dynamics. I've played for very demanding coaches and I've played for more laid back coaches. I've played on teams where I am expected to be a leader and a captain and I've played for teams where I was more of a reserve player, waiting for an opportunity to prove myself. I think the biggest lesson I've learned from all this has been that regardless of where I play or what the team I play for, I truly enjoy playing baseball.
I am a student-athlete, and I take both of those roles very seriously. I enjoy playing both of my sports, baseball and basketball, at the varsity and club/AAU level. I take them both very seriously and would love nothing more than to be able to keep playing baseball for another four years at the collegiate level. From a young age, I've taken great joy in discovery and learning, both in school and in sports. I remember in grade school how I loved to go to practices and learn what new skills or ideas our coaches had to teach us that day, and I feel I've carried that coachability with me to this day. I also loved taking math and sciences classes, where I always felt like I was uncovering the secrets to the universe one class at a time. To this day, I still love taking challenging math and science courses in high school. For me, one of the most exciting aspects of getting to go to college is that it will enable me to continue this trend of pursuing challenging courses in areas of interest to me.