Since I first picked up a bat as a child, I knew that baseball was going to become one of my passions. In tee-ball, I was brought up to play with players older than myself. Ever since then, I have challenged myself by playing the most experienced and most talented opponents in order to better advance my skillset. This has not only developed my ability, but my character as well. My success has taught me work ethic, to be humble, and how to be a leader. These traits are applied on the field, as well as in the classroom.
I believe that I have grown more from my failures than my successes. Trophies look great on a shelf, but they are nothing compared to the lessons you learn in defeat. Joining the varsity team as a freshman was a challenge. I was facing players several years older than myself the entire season. I did not shy away from this challenge though, and became a starter on my team and went on to lead my team in RBI’s. This helped strengthen my confidence, skillset, character, work ethic, and leadership. My goal is to find a program where I can apply all of these traits and develop as a student-athlete, into a well-rounded member of society.