As a young child I was always encouraged to try different sports each season. Because of this philosophy I have had the opportunity to be involved with soccer, swimming, golf, tennis, wrestling, football, basketball and baseball. It became clear to me at an early age that baseball was a natural fit for me. Currently, I spend most of my time playing and practicing baseball but I still find the time to play on my high school football and basketball teams. Having experienced so many different sports and being a part of numerous teams has been extremely beneficial in molding me into the baseball player and person I am today.
As a catcher, you need to be the leader of your team, but most importantly you need to be an advocate for your pitcher. You need to be able to read your pitcher, know his body language, and anticipate every situation. These skills came naturally to me as I was learning how to be a catcher. These are the same skills that have made me want to be an attorney. I thrive on working as a team, leading by example, and keeping a calm demeanor no matter what the situation.
Balancing academics and athletics is very important to me. I push myself to take a rigorous class load and still balance playing 3 sports for my high school. I am two years ahead in my math courses, I take honors classes when offered, I volunteer at my church, and I enjoy going to watch and cheer on my younger siblings in their sporting events.