My goal is to play softball at the collegiate level. As a 7th grader, I started on my high school varsity team above upper-class players. I played outfield and catcher as a 7th grader and our team was the Area Runner-up and advanced to Regionals. In Regionals, we advanced to the semi-finals, where we lost a hard-fought battle. That was truly an amazing experience for me and it helped me to set goals for the rest of my high school career. I have been the starting catcher ever since. In 8th grade, I was chosen to be on the all-area tournament team.
I pride myself in being a student of the sport and for being hardworking on and off the field. I play softball all year round, with travel ball in the summer and fall seasons, and high school ball during the spring. I also train in the winter months by going to camps and practicing with my dad in the backyard. I feel that my commitment in the off-season will, not only help my personal play, but will also motivate my team to work hard. I show my hardworking capabilities not only on the field, but also in the classroom. I have learned that skill is not the only way to success, but is one of the many parts. You must also have a good work ethic and good attitude, along with many other attributes to become a successful athlete. I aspire to play at the collegiate level. I want to work and be a member of a competitive, winning team. I am very competitive and give my all in every game. My love for softball and winning motivates me to give my best in every aspect of the game. I understand that you cannot win every game and that you will make errors. However, that doesn't stop me from always giving my best. No matter what the circumstance, I strive to lead others by example and show good sportsmanship at all times. I am willing to play any position that will give my team the best opportunity to be successful.