My name is Madelyn Wallace; I am a current Junior at Lemont High School, located in Lemont, Illinois. Softball has taught me so many lessons throughout my lifetime that are useful throughout the game. The most important lesson I have learned throughout my 10-year experience of playing softball is that your mental game is just as important as your physical game. The importance of this is mental and physical game can reflect one’s individual talent and it can reflect an overall team talent. For my personal experience, the comprehension of this lesson has made me a better softball player overall. On my team, I can be relied on as a hardworking, motivated, and an optimistic player. These skills also play a role when I am pitching throughout a game. I’ve learned leadership skills that will help bring my team together to get through the good and the bad times. Overall, softball has taught me lessons that can be used throughout the rest of my life.
When it comes to my future education and athletic career, my major would be to become a Physical Therapist. However, that major may change throughout the rest of my high school career. My goals regarding softball are to mainly go to a college that fits my education first, then my softball career second. I am not focused on a certain division or certain area to attend college, but my goal would be to go to the best college that has the best opportunities for my future.