Growing up in rural Virginia has many advantages, but also many challenges if you want to be a lacrosse player. There are no club teams on Virginia's Eastern Shore, so my family had to drive me across the Chesapeake Bay to join a club in Virginia Beach when I was in 2nd grade. Fortunately, my whole family loves lacrosse, but I quickly learned about the focus, dedication, and commitment required to excel. My main focus for collage recruitment is finding a school that prioritizes a culture of hard work mixed with spirited adventure. At the next level, my goal is to compete to win a championship and to obtain a foundation for success in the world. I want to build life long connections and friendships in college that are essential to flourish in the workforce. Beyond college, I want to bring lacrosse to rural communities such as my own. It is a great sport that many more athletes could enjoy and learn from.
I have pursued two goals all of my life. The first is to lead and follow the actions of the people who strive to work strenuously throughout the day. Leading by example creates a culture of hard work and competitiveness that contagiously spreads throughout a community. I have always brought a competitive attitude to every class, team, or club I participate in. The second goal is continuously improving in the offseason to start the next season further advanced. During the soccer offseason, I constantly reviewed the feedback from a consultation with my soccer coach held at the end of the season. He told me if you can not destroy yourself in a 1v1, then you did not work hard enough during the offseason. Hard work is a mental game. It is an option that can be easily avoided but needs to be overcome in order to improve. It is the mindset that will affect your performance in the classroom and on the field. Once I adjust to the culture and atmosphere of the school I will attend, I promise any coach or professor that I will never be satisfied with who I am currently.