Growing up I played multiple sports; basketball, lacrosse, swimming, soccer, tennis, and golf. However, as years passed, the one sport that stuck out as my true favorite was golf. My grandparents helped foster my love for the game of golf, as I saw how much they enjoyed the sport and by how encouraged I felt by their support as I began to play junior tournaments. I loved being outdoors and being able to socialize while competing at the same time.
In 2019, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This changed my life drastically, but one thing it did not change was my ability to be out on the golf course. Golf is good for me because it is great exercise and it allows me to regulate my blood sugars even during the middle of a competitive round. Having diabetes has taught me that I have to be responsible for my body and it has matured me in many ways.
After playing golf for a long time, I felt the need to help others learn to play the sport that I love. I started volunteering at The First Tee, teaching kids to learn how to play golf. This experience has made me realize how fortunate I am to be able to play at my level and has made me grateful for the lessons and training that I have been able to do to get better at the game.
Off of the golf course, I focus heavily on my academics, as well as my physical fitness. This year, to further increase my physical fitness, I decided to join the Boys Varsity Swim Team. In addition to swimming, I do daily gym and strength training workouts on my own. I have maintained a summa cum laude grade point average and my goal is to maintain that level throughout the rest of my high school career.
My ultimate goal is to play Division 1 golf at the collegiate level. I believe I am capable of doing this because I have been able to balance my academics with my athletics thus far. I am excited about what opportunities might lie ahead for me.