I have loved softball since the first time I stepped onto a field. There is no greater feeling than having a softball in my hand and a field beneath my feet. It is here where I have experienced my greatest triumphs and heart wrenching defeats but yet, I have learned a valuable lesson every single day from softball. Some day, I will no longer be able to play softball but I know it will forever be imbedded into my soul and will love it my entire life so I am going to take advtange of every opportunity to be able to play softball for as long as I am able.
Softball is not for the weak of heart, nor the weak minded. The game is won through practice, perseverance and determination. I push myself every single day to be a better player than I was the day before. Through practice, I ensure that I am prepared for a game, both physically and mentally. I have the power and strength to be able to have speed on every pitch while having the movement needed to fool a batter. While up to bat, my strength and size allows for me to be a power hitter and help my team by hitting them in for runs. I mentally prepare myself by finding ways to strategically out think my opponents and be mentally tough. I strive on learning something new every day to make me a better player and person. I am a coachable athlete who will listen and make the adjustments to help the team and myself succeed. I love competition and being in a team atmosphere. I am a silent leader who brings confidence to my teammates whenever I am on the pitching rubber and encourage them in a positive, constructive manner. I do whatever is needed of me to succeed in academics, athletics and life.
It has been my dream for years to play softball at a collegiate level while earning my degree. I plan on studying PreMed and either focus on orthopedics or anesthesiology. It is my goal to be able to assist people in regaining a healthier life and I feel this could be met by being in the medical field. Through playing softball, I have gained essential experiences to allow me to be able to stay composed under stressful situations. This is imperative while dealing with the public and life or death situations. Also, it has taught me time management, prioritizing and how to deal with success and failure. All of these challenges have helped prepare me to be a successful student athlete.
Softball is more than a game, it is a life experience. I will never forget all of the practices, games, teammates, coaches and parents that have shaped me into the person I am today and the person I will become.