Being a student-athlete has given me some great opportunities to grow as a person. When I wasn't initially chosen as captain of my high school JV team, this motivated me to work on becoming more of a leader. Every day at practice I focused on encouraging and guiding my teammates. As a result, this was recognized by my coaches and I was designated captain mid-season. This helped to build my confidence and increased further when I travelled to Nicaragua with Lacrosse the Nations. Here, I met and provided guidance to younger students with many needs. While working with these less advantaged students and seeing their great passion for life and lacrosse, this enhanced my appreciation for the game. This helped me to mature, and appreciate even more, everything that has been provided to me by my parents, teachers and coaches.
My goals for college are to play lacrosse and earn a degree in engineering and explore further interests in photography and journalism. I believe that I can be a positive influence on any college lacrosse program. Here are a few things that make me stand out from other recruits:
1. I have been told often that I am very "coachable"
2. My parents have instilled in me a strong work ethic
3. I lead by example, both on and off the field
Combined, I believe these traits are and will continue to be valuable assets to my school, team and coaches.