Being the oldest of three boys in my family has always made me a natural leader at home and beyond. Given that I have a very athletic family, I love to teach and play sports with my brothers and my parents as well. I also have two nephews who played or are playing college sports. My dad played D1 baseball at Davidson College and my grandfather played baseball at Northwestern University - and my oldest nephew Shaun Wood even played professionally after his career at West Virginia University. I'm proud that my family has all played sports and tennis their whole lives, including my mom and dad and brothers, grandparents and aunts and uncles. I actually started hitting balls from a very early age and have always loved the head-to-head competition and constant action (and feedback) that I get on a tennis court. That said, I also played many other sports including travel baseball and high school varsity basketball my whole life until just a few years ago when I decided definitively that my goal was to play college tennis at a high level. I hope I am currently getting closer to that goal. In fact, my hope is to enter college as an 11.5 or 12+ UTR.
One thing to know about me is that I have a very strong drive and work ethic both inside the classroom and on the court. Setting goals and meeting those goals is what I do every day. I recently finished my sophomore year at The Field School in Washington, DC and, although we did not have a tennis season due to Covid-19, I had a great experience on the court with my teammates and friends before the school was shut down. Outside of tennis, I recently completed an internship on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Congressmen and loved the hard working atmosphere on the Hill. I did a lot of writing on the Hill and honestly have never worked that hard in my life off the court. It was very a rewarding experience especially given that the work is all ultimately designed to help the American people.
My goal is to play college tennis and also get a college degree in economics or business and maybe become an entrepreneur. This year, my Washington area Junior Achievement team won the 2020 Company of the Year that we created ourselves. I hope to make it a real company someday. Thank you for reading a little bit about me and I hope to be in touch about attending your school and playing college tennis soon.