Hello, my name is Kourtney Sy'mone Patrick, I am currently a Junior at John Swett High School in Crockett California, I am a student first and Athlete Second. I am a softball and basketball payer with a love for softball. I have played basketball to keep me conditioned for softball. My life had been engulfed by softball before I was even born. My family is a baseball and softball family, my dad and two brother's played baseball and my older sister played softball. So naturally I would fall into the pattern and love it even more than they did.
Softball has opened so many amazing opportunities for me. I have traveled all over the country, met lifelong friends and it could possibly open the door for me to enter into the college with a scholarship. The sport has changed my life for the better. It has taught me to balance my school responsibilities and what I need to do to become a great athlete. I have had the opportunity to compete against some of the best softball payers in my age groups from all over the world in tournaments in both California and Colorado. At the age of twelve I got an amazing opportunity to travel to Florida to play in a tournament against girls from all over the country. That experience was absolutely amazing and only furthered my drive to continue to be the best I can be.
As I look back on my Junior year and realizing that my high school days are almost over, I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Although having to balance my school and sports life has been hard it's manageable because of my motivation to become a college athlete and to be granted a scholarship to play.
My parents are my biggest supports in my journey and have done their best to keep me on the correct path to greatness. They have sacrificed time and a tremendous amount of money to allow me to play for some of the best teams in our area, and to have some of the best hitting coaches. I will alway be truly grateful to them, and give them my undying appreciation. They have worked hard to be able to afford for me to travel and play softball. Travel ball is very expensive, my parents have to pay for me to play and that costs does not include travel expenses, and all the new equipment I need. I am very happy to have parents who love me and will sacrifice a lot to do this.
I hope you read my statement and know that after everything I have been giving by my parents, coaches and instructors, if given an opportunity to play in college, I will give it my all, do my best and be the best softball player I can be.