I started my softball career when I was 8 years old. At that time, I did not know how this sport would change me. When I was 12 I had this amazing opportunity with my travel team to play in the 12U and 14U Midwest National Softball Tournament. It was during this time of my life that I realized I wanted to play softball in college. In Iowa, 8th graders can play varsity high school softball and it was my goal to make varsity as an 8th grader. Our High School Softball Team team has been in the Iowa State Softball finals the past 5 out of 6 years and I knew I would have to work hard to be part of the Varsity team. I worked super hard the first few weeks of practice and over those few weeks, I made the starting line up for varsity.
In my 8th-grade year, we lost in the finals of the Iowa High School State Championship game. Even though we lost, it was an amazing experience for me and it reiterated how much I wanted to play in College. Soon after our HS season, I got a hitting and pitching coach to get better and help our team return back to the state tournament. I tried out for a traveling team that Fall to help showcase my abilities in PGF tournaments. Last year we returned six seniors and we were picked to return to the state tournament. Unfortunately, we were upset in the regional bracket and our season came to a heartbreaking end. Because of this, I am working extra hard to help get our team back to the state championship game in 2020!
I work just as hard in school! I am currently ranked 1st in my class with a 4.0 GPA. I believe I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the character, work ethic, and leadership skills to make an immediate impact to your softball program.