In my experience of playing travel softball, I feel like I have grown and learned a lot as a student-athlete, and as a player. However, many other components throughout my years of playing ball, have come to shape me, and teach me as I get older, and wiser.
Being asked to play on a 2019 USA International team, and go to Barcelona, was one of the biggest accomplishments that has happened for me as a player thus far.
I’ve grown loving the sport of softball, and it wasn’t long after I started playing, that I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have fallen in love with this complex, tough, yet remarkable sport, but my love for it couldn’t have sprouted without my biggest supporters. I couldn’t be more grateful to have such wonderful people and mentors, that I am able to call my parents. They have been the biggest advocates in my life, and the largest influences on my success, throughout my softball career. For example, when I was about 8 years old, my father brought me to the first travel game that I had ever watched in my life. Once I saw the very first pitch that the pitcher threw in that game, I knew that that could be me. But without his helping hand, and my mother’s open heart, I would never had made it to where I am today.
Softball can cause you to jump through hoops, and do things that you would have never expected, but you know, that at the end of the day, if you are on the field, and you got a ball in your hand, it’s a great, blessed day.
I have learned to be adaptable to coaches and new surroundings, and that I love to compete, and will work my hardest for my team.
My academic goal is to get on the honor roll each year of my high school career, to achieve my college dreams, and be successful for the rest of my life.
I can currently pitch an average of 60 miles per hour, and have every spin pitch that is out there, as well as a change-up and a clip.