Before the age of seven I was the little girl on the playground standing alone, too shy and doubtful in myself to try and start a conversation with the other children. After joining a clinic to play field hockey every Sunday, I learned to be bold and courageous in the game and out of it. Field Hockey has not only shaped me into an athlete, but into a better person. Confidence has always been a struggle for me, but throughout training in the sport I am passionate about I have learned how to be self-assured. Everyday is a new opportunity to not only train harder, but to become a better person.
The sport of field hockey means so much more to me than a game. I look to it as an escape from life. When I’m playing, all my worries fade away and I live in the moment. A huge part of the game for me is meeting new people and making new friends. Field hockey has taught me to be welcoming and outgoing. It has taught me what perseverance means. It has been a blessing for me and I can’t think of a better way to improve and continue my career athletically and academically other than in college.