I started playing baseball at the age of five and instantly fell in love with the game. Over the next seven years, I had the opportunity to advance and play up in Stroudsburg Little League, on Pennsylvania District 29 All-Star teams, as well as attend the Little League World Series camp in Williamsport, PA. After Little League, it was time for me to hone in on my skills and put the work into my craft. I knew that my ultimate goal was to continue playing baseball for as long as I was afforded the opportunity. For the last five years, I have been playing for travel teams in the summer. I also have taken private pitching lessons with a former MLB pitcher and Division II pitching coach. During the off-season I work on speed, strength and agility. I study the mechanics of many pitchers I respect and always look to improve myself.
What I can offer a college baseball program is my determination and the will to do anything in terms of helping the team succeed. I take pride in being a coachable player, student of the game as well as a student athlete who excels academically. When I was younger, I was always the youngest player on my team. I always had to prove myself to my teammates and coaches who believed I was too small, too inexperienced or just hadn’t seen me play the game. To this day, I still reflect on those memories. It is those experiences that have motivated and guided me to become the player I am today and will continue to fuel my fire to always improve my game in the future. When I step onto the field, I play with intensity and a ton of passion. Currently, one of my favorite quotes and motto I strive to live by is … “Pitch with Emotion, Don’t Pitch Emotional.” -Max Scherzer
Thank you for taking the time to read my personal statement. I look forward to the opportunity of playing collegiate baseball.