My goal is to attend a 4 year college to prepare for my future, while playing the sport that I love and experiencing life away from home. Playing softball has taught me that discipline, hard work and good choices pay off and that will stay with me in everything I do. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 9 years old. Watching her come through the years of treatments and surgeries inspires me to be a fighter like her. She is a 6 year survivor and a completely different person now. My grandfather's favorite saying was that "life is not a rehearsal" and my mom has since followed that mantra. She doesn't hold back, she goes after what she wants and believes in. I'm proud to know that I have her strength in me!