I am a focused, driven student and athlete, academics are just as important to me as athletics. I work extremely hard in school, as demonstrated by my GPA and ACT scores, and want to continue to learn and grow at the best possible college for me. In the last two summers, I attended a five-week engineering and physics program at Oxford and a three-week intensive course in experimental physics at Penn. It is essential that the college I choose to attend offers both a rigorous and thorough academic program as well as a competitive lacrosse program.
I have always enjoyed running and wanted nothing more than to run with a stick. My parents explained a game to me when I was five, that not only allowed me to run with a stick, but also to hit people and wear pads. I thought, what could possibly be better? I began my lacrosse journey at five in Lexington, MA. I played for the Lexington Minutemen and the East Coast Wizards lacrosse clubs and learned to play in the New England weather. I, then, moved out to California and gained the opportunity to play lacrosse outside year around. I loved my time on the East Coast, where lacrosse is a more known sport and am looking to return to the East Coast for college and would love to play lacrosse while there.
As a person, it's crucial to me to engage with a very active, driven and team mindset. I want to be a part of a team that loves every minute they spend together(be it school work, games, practices, conditioning, or weights) and are pushing each together to become better on and off the field. For me, being part of my high school team has allowed me to do this, to use my athletic abilities to lead and build a community. I made my high school varsity team as a freshman, and that not only made the season a lot more fun but also allowed me to contribute and provided me with a great set of resources to help me in school and practice. I had a full team of upperclassmen who were always able to help me at practice, in my classes, and in life, and with whom I could also share my skills and experiences. I want to have that same great feeling when I get to college. Finally, I want to go to a school where I feel at home. I don't want to have to change myself just to fit in with the team; I want it to come naturally.