My name in Makenzie Middleton, and I am 16 years old. I am a Junior at Golden High School in Colorado and will graduate in 2020. I started playing when I was 8 years old. I loved the game so much that I could not wait for the next game or the next season. I worked really hard and began playing competitive softball when I was 12. I value sports very much and believe that it teaches you many lessons that you will use throughout your life. My desire to improve comes with hard work and determination. I am always thinking of ways to improve as a player and teammate. I believe that instilling positive vibes will create a better team atmosphere. I have played several different sports in my life, and I believe they make you disciplined and organized. My skills from the softball field roll over to my academics in which I have a 4.0 GPA. I work very hard on my education and it has proved positive. I volunteer for a group called Ducks Unlimited, whose mission is to promote the conservation of birds and their habitats. I am really excited and am looking forward to continuing to play ball at the collegiate level. My goals in the upcoming year are to go to as many camps as I can fit into my schedule.