Having the opportunity to start at the varsity level my freshman, sophomore, and junior year, along with being asked to play up on the 17u team for my travel organization the summer between my sophomore and junior year and being asked to play up on the 18u team the summer between my junior and senior year, was very impactful to me. I started at third base freshman year and catcher sophomore and junior year for my high school team. My freshman year we had made it to the second round of WPIAL playoffs and lost in the second round in a close game. However my sophomore year we didn't make it to the playoffs. We had lost eight seniors and had a losing season. Our coach picked me to be a captain my sophomore and junior year. I lead by example and helped my teammates. That experience helped me grow as a person and discover my role on the team. Not only did I become a leader, but I focused more on how my efforts would help improve the team.
Throughout the first two years of my high school career, my team has had its ups and downs. However, I have been fortunate to have coaches and teammates who encourage me to improve my skills. I learned the value of teamwork, leadership, and commitment while playing on this team and I believe that I have the talent and work-ethic to play baseball in college. I was a three-sport athlete (baseball, basketball, soccer), playing at the varsity level up through my sophomore year. But now I am a two-sport athlete junior (baseball, basketball) and I plan to continue these two sports my senior year as well. I made the decision to discontinue with soccer to focus on academics and to perfect my baseball skills. Since I have had much experience with higher level competition on these varsity teams, I would be a great fit for your program. Because of my leadership skills, along with my commitment and dedication, I believe that I will make a positive impact on your athletic and academic program!