My primary goal is to gain acceptance to an excellent university where I can hone my love for field hockey and earn a degree in either advanced mathematics, finance or engineering.
I have been blessed with a competitive spirit since birth and it has cultivated a pursuit for excellence for as long as I can remember. Having always been a studious person, my love for learning and challenging myself has become part of my character. I believe my performance on and off the field is driven by a passion to excel that will undoubtedly fuel my success long into the future.
My journey as an athlete came from humble beginnings. To now achieve varsity MVP as a freshman was an unlikely accomplishment I could only have dreamed of as a child. As kid who struggled with weight, I can vividly recall begrudgingly going to the track with my dad to run; but it wasn’t until I stepped foot on the field that I began to realize my talent and gained confidence in myself and my athletic abilities. The first time I held a hockey stick was the most natural I’ve felt about anything.
Playing field hockey has taught me discipline and hard work. It has also allowed me to learn the importance of working with a team that shares a similar goal and desire for excellence. I can recall as a freshman that together as a team we worked hard to climb from the bottom of the bracket. And my contribution of scoring consecutive overtime game winning goals and a third game winning assist propelled us deep into the playoffs.
I am equally proud of the more muted celebration I have with my family for maintaining excellent grades and improving as a cellist. As a scholar and an athlete, obtaining admission to an excellent school where I can major in math, finance or engineering while playing field hockey is my singular focus. Through life I’ve had to dig down deep, and it is that determination which will help me translate my challenges into victories; not only for myself but also for my team now and in college.