Being the son of a naval officer, I have had to move from place to place for most of my life. An interesting thing about myself is that I have lived in 4 states, one foreign country and one U.S. territory by the time I was 12 years old. Compared to most kids that I play lacrosse with I have gotten a later start because of the fact that I was living overseas and there were no lacrosse programs. I have only been playing for 3 years. The thing about moving all the time that made me stronger is that I do not have any fears of trying new things or meeting new people. I have set goals for myself that I am achieving one by one. The first year I started playing I set a goal during the summer of being able to do everything with my left hand that I can do with my right. I accomplished this goal and today I am extremely comfortable using either hand. In fact, I may even score more with my left hand. I made the Seattle Starz adrenaline team the first year I started playing lacrosse. I then moved up from the select team to the elite team the next season and am now on my 3rd season on the elite team.
Through playing lacrosse I have learned that it's never to late to achieve your dreams. I came into the sport late and that just pushed me to work harder and put in the time and effort to get better. It took a lot of online video watching, college game watching, and broken fences and windows to get where I am at today. I continue to put in the work through one on one training, personal training at the field on my own, and practices. I was also invited to play on the Seattle Elite box lacrosse team by my club director, Lewis Ratcliff. I enjoy playing box because it is so fast paced and it has also greatly improved my field game. I see the difference in getting my shots off quicker and protecting my stick and the ball in tight spaces.
I played varsity my freshmen year at bainbridge island high school and I made the all conference team for the metro league. I transferred to O'Dea high school in Seattle this year. This school is a better fit for me all around and I have been enjoying it very much. My days are a lot longer but it's worth it. I'm excited to play with this team and think I can learn a lot from my new coach Drew Snider. My academic interest is history but my freshmen year I had a great math teacher that really made me love math.