I like to consider myself a very hard worker. Of course I enjoy winning, but I do try and learn from those moments and situations where it does not always work out in my favor. I feel that it is very important to be always learning and growing as a student athlete. Whether we are up or down during a game, I am always putting out 110% and make the game into a learning experience no matter the outcome. I value my role as a "Team Player" and consider myself not only a good leader, but a mentor as well. I enjoy helping others both on the pool deck and off. I feel that I am very coachable. I value both positive and negative feedback, especially if it helps me grow as an individual. On my team, I mainly sprint and play the wing or set guard. I use my speed to get around bigger players and beat the guys on counter attacks. I am a very flexible player and was taught to adapt to any position. I like to set individual goals for myself. This years high school season as a Sophomore, I set out to score 100 goals. I am proud to say I achieved that, ending the season with 103 goals. My team made it to the quarter finals and I am proud that I got to be a part of that.
Education is very important to me. I really care about my grades and enjoy taking the honors and AP classes I am currently in. I know the importance of getting into a good college, and have dreamed about working in the Aerospace field as long as I can remember.
I feel that I am a very strong individual. When I was 9 years old, my father passed away suddenly and I was left to help care for my mom and my younger sister. My two older brothers were already living on their own outside the house, so I felt it necessary to be "The man of the house" which in turn helped me grow and mature at a very early age. Almost 6 years later, I feel that I have done a pretty good job of taking care of them, while balancing sports and my education.
In all, I see the importance to be able to adapt to different situations life gives you. I enjoy setting goals in my life not only as a student athlete, but as an individual who wishes to make his dreams come true. I know that whatever life hands me, I can handle.
Thank you for taking the time to read my personal statement and I look forward to hearing from you soon.