My parents have been my biggest influence in life. They have raised me to push myself to become the best I can be at everything I do. They have taught me that I have to earn what I achieve, and I don't want to be given anything that I haven't earned. My parents were both college athletes, my father was a college football coach and my mother is a college athletic trainer. I grew up around the Sacred Heart University men's ice hockey rink, coaches and team. I attended practices and games and one day, in 2006, the coach asked if I wanted to skate. I was three years old. I've been hooked on the game ever since. Because of my parents' influence, and my love of ice hockey, it has driven me to want to play college hockey.
Through the game I have learned that I am a good teammate. I am unselfish and will do whatever it takes for the team to be successful. I have also learned attention to the small details, and I value what I learn from my coaches. I benefit from this in school as well, and it helps me achieve academic success. My goal in high school is to become a straight A student throughout my remaining years. If I earn the opportunity, I would like to attend prep school. I have had to learn how to work with ADHD. While I was diagnosed at 14, I've had the condition my entire life. This obstacle makes me have to work harder and work longer hours in order to get my work done. But I get it done, with no complaints. With ADHD, I am able to maintain coach-ability, good behavior, and maintain grades of primarily A's and B's. Most people don't know that I have the diagnosis.
I am a committed two sport athlete. In addition to ice hockey, I also play baseball. I am a catcher, but I also play outfield, I pitch, or I play the infield corners. I typically bat in the 3 or 4 spot, my batting average is over .400 and my on-base percentage is over .600. This is challenging because I have to turn down ice hockey opportunities during baseball season, but I am a better athlete because of it. When I'm not playing a sport, I also fly remote control aircraft, drones, and I am taking private pilot flying lessons. I achieved my ground school certificate in June and plan to complete my 40 hours of training for my private pilot's license.