Growing up in Scituate Mass I got a lot of attention for playing sports, especially lacrosse. I was athletic and sports came easy for me. But school was not the same. I always had to work really hard at school to get good grades. I knew when I was really young that I wanted to play lacrosse at a D1 school and I knew I would need to have good grades. So I made school my priority and I got all A's and a few B's in middle school and was part of the National Jr. Honor Society. I felt I was on my way to achieving my goal of playing lacrosse at a high level in college. In 8th grade I even got singled out by a large D1 school who told my club coach I was the best kid at his lax summer camp and that he would be watching me. My freshman year I got a scholarship and left town and went to a private school. I was named League All Star and team MVP as leading scorer with 51 goals playing attack. I played midfield for my club team and playing attack was a new position for me. My team accomplished a 17-0 undefeated season that year which was the highlight of my lacrosse career up to that point. But I wasn't happy in private school. My parents had gone through a divorce and I was mad that my family had changed. I was mad at my mom for moving us out of Scituate and for not being able to go back to my friends and school in the town I grew up in. I stopped believing in myself and my goals and stopped working hard in school. I didn't care about a lot of things back then. I gave up on my future and stopped believing I could achieve my dreams. Now that I'm a junior and in my second year at Marshfield High, I have gotten re-focused in my schoolwork and I do want to go to college and I do want to play lacrosse. I know it is my fault that my GPA is not stronger but I am going to do everything I can this year and next to show myself and college coaches that I have a lot to offer their program. My goal is to graduate college and someday I think I want to join the armed forces or maybe be a police officer. I feel like my biggest strength is leadership and confidence and the ability to think on my feet. I also rely a lot on my instincts which has always helped me in life and in sports. Despite being a scorer on the field, I actually feel my greatest asset as a player is seeing the whole field well and setting up other players to score. I know I am later than a lot of kids to be doing the recruiting process. But I am hoping I'm not too late and that I can find a good fit for myself both in academics and lacrosse.