Prior to high school, I competed in both swimming and softball. As a club team swimmer I competed regularly, and my relay team won a state championship. Even with that success, I opted to stop swimming to focus full time on softball. I have never regretted that decision. I can't remember a time when softball wasn't a part of my life. Most recently I have learned that softball is as much a mental game as it is a physical one, after being injured early in my high school season this year. I broke my finger and while I could still hit, I was unable play defensively. I learned how to be a better team player and support my teammates during this time.
I have been fortunate to be part of a high school team that pushes me both on the field and in the classroom. They appreciate my ability to have fun in almost any situation. I am known for my wicked dance moves and sparkling personality. However, in the classroom, I am taking advantage of the opportunity to take advanced placement courses and my goal is to graduate with honors. I plan to carry that on through college while fulfilling my dream to play college softball.