Being the oldest of three siblings, I was expected to take a leadership role in my family, particularly with my younger sister who is challenged with many learning disabilities. I was encouraged to be patient and lead with integrity and to always try to see the big picture. I think that is why the position of catcher really resonates with me. I believe that it takes these qualities, along with a lot of grit and determination, to be an effective catcher.
Winning the state championship this summer with my travel team, the Raiders taught me a lot about being the kind of athlete I want to be. We played through tough opposition, adverse weather and several injuries to overcome it all, and in the end, be victorious. I learned how important it is to remain focused and work as a team to overcome obstacles and eventually persevere. These are life lessons that I want to continue to learn as a college athlete. I am confident that I'd be an asset to your team because I'm a natural leader and I practice these skills on and off the field.
My goal is to play softball at a highly competitive level at a school with equally high academic standards.