Softball for me was always just a fun summer thing to do when we were younger, 7 or 8 maybe. We would throw a team together and play in a few local tournaments. We did fairly well in them and eventually softball became a much larger part of my life. It was around this time I realized I wanted to go somewhere in life that softball would be involved with. I have since then played with the same organization and immensely improved my physical and mental game.
Mentally, Covid-19 hit myself and my teammates pretty hard. I missed out on my entire freshman high school season which was difficult to deal with but we were still lucky enough to have a summer travel season in state. I believe that my years of playing travel ball and becoming a mentally stronger athlete were the reason I was able to look past the pandemic and stay focused on my goals.
Something you should know about me is I’m a hard working student. Academics have always been above sports and that will continue to be the case until I am through school. I’m not afraid to let my grades be what get me places in life. My goal is to someday be a Sports Medicine Nurse after having an enjoyable four years of college softball. That being said I would like to go somewhere that will provide me with a job opportunity during my schooling or as soon as I get out.
I strive to make myself a better person and player every day as well as being a leader on my team and helping those that need it. I don’t back down from a challenge and I do my best to embrace every situation in the greatest way I possibly can. I’m not scared of feedback, good or bad, and I adapt to my surroundings well. A huge part of my success so far in school, softball, and life has come from my family. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today and I am incredibly thankful for everything they have and continue to do to help me achieve my goals.