I am the oldest child in a family of 7 children. We all play multiple sports. In my role as the oldest child I have learned leadership skills to help my younger siblings. One thing that always drives me is the responsibility to be a great example for my younger siblings.
Standing alone if neccesary for something that is right has always been something that’s important to me. I found myself in a situation during my freshman year of high school that tested that resolve. I overheard some students planning something that would have cost my school considerable money and resources if carried out. I didn’t think twice, and went to my guidance counselor to share what I had heard. I didn’t do it for recognition, only because it was right. I was shocked when my school awarded me the high honor of the "Villages Charter School 212 award" for my courage to come foward.
I’m committed to working hard to become the best man and athlete I can become. I want my character to define me, and my coaches tell me that they appreciate my heart, hard work, and determination. I stay committed to our team goals, as well as individual goals. Team comes first though, and I don’t let bad games get me down. Mindset is everything in life, many teams have over achieved because everyone stayed focused on doing their job, stayed positive, and refused to take no for an answer. That’s really the story of my life. I’ve never been the most athletic, the strongest, or the fastest, but one thing every coach will tell you who has ever coached me is that I never give less than 100%, and always do so with a positive attitude. Many have told me in the past that I won’t play college ball, and I look forward to proving them wrong. I’m committed to playing in college.
I strive to be humble and coachable, and my coaches have told me that I am easy to coach because of this. I want to play college sports like my life depended on it, and if given the chance at any college I will not make the coach regret taking a chance on me!