As the oldest of four children in a family of six, I have learned the importance of hard work. Both of my parents are professionals, and they have worked very hard to get where they are in life. They have instilled that work ethic in me, and I give 100 % effort in everything I do. Lacrosse has offered me an avenue to excel as a leader and an allowed me to be an example for others around me. Growing up in Middle Tennessee, lacrosse is not the most popular sport. However, I have learned the game from my coaches, by attending clinics and summer travel leagues, and I have enjoyed working with others in growing lacrosse in my community. I look forward to continuing my lacrosse career in college. The leadership that lacrosse has taught me through middle school and high school will serve me well at the next level. Thank you for considering me as a future member of the university lacrosse team, and I welcome any contact that you may have about that opportunity.