Starting at a very young age I knew softball was going to be my passion. I love how softball turns teammates into family. I grew the most as a player towards the end of the season my freshman year. I learned that you have to overcome the obstacles set in front of you to become a better player and person. Coming into my freshman year our team knew it was our turn for a great season. During this season I picked up a bad habit that took my batting average down lower than ever before. While trying to fix my bad habit, along with it came down cast within our team. My teammate and head coaches husband, who was a tremendous part of our small community, had passed away. Our team struggled to remember our goal of making it to state. My mindset changed dramatically during this time. Knowing I was struggling at bat, I worked even harder to fix it by asking my coaches what I could do to get better. My willingness to try something new helped me become a better batter, and ended my season on a good note. During this season I learned the importance of stepping up and being a leader. Our starting pitcher, whose father had passed away, was in need for someone to step up and be the team leader. I then decided to take the challenge, not for me but for my team.
Even though we lost our substate game that year, our whole team learned how important team work, dedication, and leadership is on the softball field. I feel I grew the most as a student athlete that year. I am looking for a program that fits me academically and athletically. I am goal oriented and work hard to do my best. I am not afraid to ask for help if needed. I like to have fun and be with people that are as passionate for the sport of softball as me. I know I have what it takes to be a leader on your team!
The video on my profile is my IowaKrush team playing in Peoria this fall.
In this video I am playing second base. Thank you for looking at my profile!