From a young age, I have always worked hard and dedicated myself to the things that matter the most in my life. My family, my education, my desire to help others, and my success in lacrosse have always been my primary focus as long as I can remember. My parents have always stressed the importance of education and have never accepted anything less than my best effort. From my family, I have also learned and seen the impact of helping others. Very few things are worth achieving if you have to celebrate them alone or leave others behind in the process. While integrity and a strong commitment to others was instilled in me by my parents, lacrosse has always been the one thing that was solely mine in our household. I approached my parents to play at a very young age, and my mom only agreed because it was cheaper than hockey. You can imagine her frustration when I decided to commit to both hockey and lacrosse for all these years. Hockey is fun and exciting, but lacrosse has always been my one true passion. When I play, there is never any other place that I would rather be, and my best and closest friends have been made on the lacrosse field. The creativity of the game and sense of community, that only lacrosse can offer, have given me the chance to have two true families, both one on the field and one off. Playing collegiate lacrosse would allow me to personally grow and challenge myself while I still focus on all the things in my life that truly matter: family, education, community service, and athletic success.