At the age of 4, I began playing softball in local rec. leagues. When I turned 11, I decided I wanted to take softball further by trying out for a travel team. So I tried out for the Miami Stingrays and made the 10 and under “A” Team. Although I had already been pitching for about a year, I did not have much game experience. My first year playing for the Stingrays I was considered an underdog, as I barely got any playing time no matter how well I performed. This motivated me to start working harder, so I began pitching and hitting three to four times a week. This helped me improve a lot and shaped me into the athlete I am today.
Throughout all my life, I’ve made sure to maintain good grades, being a part of National Junior Honor Society all 7th and 8th grade. I had one of the highest overall averages in 8th grade, receiving highest distinction, and I am currently taking all honors classes in 9th grade. As my academic achievements have continued prospering, so has my travel softball experience. Last season my team ranked in the top 30 for the final national NPS Ranking. I am continuing to improve as an individual and won’t stop till I reach my goal of playing softball at a university perfect for me and living a successful life.