A high school coach recently told my team that "Winning never teaches you anything. The only way to learn is to lose." Tasting the sweet taste of the Division Three State Championship my freshman and sophomore year and the Division two trophy my junior year, has taught me more than one can imagine. A win may be a win, but what you take out of the win in the most important part. Instead of handling each win with a big hooray, you must step off the field knowing what needs to be worked on while also being proud of yourself for what you have accomplished; something someone once told me was to "fail harder." You've competed, tried your best, and will crush your opponent next time you face off. Being part of a state championship team has taught me all of those things and the composure, work ethic, and leadership qualities it takes to be a strong, competitive athlete.
A unique trait that is specific to me is the idea of "failing harder." In the classroom, I challenge myself to my best ability, packing my schedule full of advanced classes; my grades and my school work are very important to me. I force myself to fail harder. I wouldn't enjoy school if there wasn't a challenge or an aspect of competitive nature attached along with it. Luckily enough, this concept transfer to the field. I challenge myself each day to be the first one off the line, fastest one back and many other things, and if I'm not, I work even harder. I have accepted the idea of failure to the point where I am not afraid of it, but am able to embrace it and accept the fact there is room to improve which will only make me a better player in the future.
I came into a developing program my freshman year. It what the town referred to as a "rebuilding year," for the team had lost their whole forward line. Earning my spot on the roster after only been playing field hockey for 2 years before that was a huge accomplishment to me. When I stepped onto the field my freshman year, I knew that field hockey was what I wanted to do. Ever since, field hockey has become my life; I spend my weekends, fall, spring, winter and fall competing at different levels whether it is school, club, camps or even just a pick up game, I always have a stick in my hands. The sport has impacted my life a significant amount by opening my eyes to a numerous amount of new friends and ultimately a new family that loves the game just as much as I do.
I am in search of a program that will accept me into their family, is willing to take on my talent as an athlete, and a perfect fit for me academically. I have confidence in myself that I am able to compete at a college level while applying my work ethic, leadership skills, and overall personality to leave a positive impact. My passion for the game is incredibly large; it cannot be contained. By also participating in track and field and basketball, and being a captain of my basketball team, I am certain I am a perfect fit for your team!