My attitude on and off the field, in and out of play, helps lead my team, and motivate those around me. What I really want is to be successful in life. College is a very important step in that process for me, and if I can get an opportunity to, not only go to college, but get to play the sport that I love, I would be very lucky.
There is no easy way to success in sports, or academics. Hard work pays off even if no one acknowledges it at first. There is always room for improvement in anything that you do. I get a sense of pride and achievement when I can recognize, or someone else recognizes the work I put into something. I have been recognized as a leader in school, and on the field. I was voted a team captain in only my second year in the sport.
Lacrosse has become one of the things in life that I work hardest at. I make sure to try and improve a skill at least a little bit everyday. I am so passionate about the game, and the competitiveness in me helps drive me towards my goals. Each day I am motivated to get out there and really work hard. If I'm not getting better, someone else is. It is my job to keep up.
I have become very serious about my academics, just as equally serious as I am about lacrosse. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA and I do not plan on that changing anytime soon. I know that the number one thing that is going to determine where I go for college, is my grades. If they are not up to par, I close doors for myself. I am already starting honors classes next year, and even college level classes. I take the classroom very seriously because I understand just how important it really is.