My smile is one of my greatest qualities. Whether it be on the field, in the classroom, with my friends or my family, there is always a smile on my face. My smile often fools other teams and new teammates. On the field, I speak loudly and I’m aggressive in the cage. Being a good team player requires commitment. I commit to each team I play for, for every sport I play. Having the drive that I do, it helps me manage my time and find the right balance between sports and school. When I’m playing on many different teams my grades are better because I plan my school work to fit into my busy schedule. My grades and education are just as important to me as playing sports because without my education, being successful in sports would not mean anything.
I always have to prove myself while playing sports. In field hockey, playing with the older girls, I have to show them that even though I am younger, I can still compete at the same level and they can trust me in the cage just as much as someone older and bigger. The same goes for ice hockey. Playing with boys, I constantly have to show them that I am on the team just as much as them. With my positive attitude and competitive edge, this isn't always my greatest challenge. One thing that challenges me while playing sports is to find a team that has the same level of commitment, drive, attitude, and ambition as I do. I love being apart of a team that pushes one another to be their best through the good times and the bad. It irritates me when my teammates and or coaches tell me the positives without any negatives. I believe that there is always something I could do to make myself better. I love to receive constructive criticism. Some players do not like to be yelled at, but I am not one of those players. When a coach yells at me, I think harder about what they said because I know they care and only get angry because they want me to be the best that I can be.