Collegiate Lacrosse. Business school. The two “jobs” I would most like to have in college. I want to continue to build my athleticism while at the same time finding the right place to prepare for a future career. After all, when I play collegiate Lacrosse, I will be playing at the highest level at which I can compete.
At 6’2” and 200 pounds, I am very physical and play hard. My height and weight aren’t impediments to my speed or agility: I can outrun players that weigh less and outmaneuver the competition as a long-stick midfielder. I can go down the field and shoot and score or lock up the opposing midfielder - I can run through ground balls without hesitation. Another one of my good qualities is that I am very good in transition because I don't cause us to be “man down” on offense. Because I play football, I regularly lift and work out with the football team but still run with the lacrosse team. I remain conditioned for both sports. And, I play in a winter basketball league to keep me in shape. The key is I don’t wear my body out with one sport - or with sports in general. I protect with constant conditioning.
As a good teammate, I encourage my teammates to play harder, and I try to motivate them to do their absolute best. I like to include my teammates in the play, so I pass the ball when appropriate so they too have the opportunity to score. All the sports I play are team, not individual, sports.
My work ethic translates to the classroom, my job, and the field - some only emphasize their skills in one arena, but I try to do my best in all. Academics are not always easy, but I commit the time to do my best. My job at a local grocery store also requires me to manage my time well. And, I have to be up front with the managers at work - if I have times where I need to go to practice or a tournament, I need to ask them for a lighter work schedule. I am proud that they are willing to work with me on those changes, which I don’t think they would do if I weren’t a good employee.
Life requires a person to fill different roles. Playing sports has helped me to best fill all the roles I encounter - the lessons on the field can be applied in the classroom, workforce, and even at home.