Softball has been a constant in my life through all of the trials and the tough times. No matter what is going on in my life outside of the sport, I can always count on being able to go to practice each and every day and compete at a sport that I love. I want to play in college to keep that sense of consistency in my life during a very transitional time, that being going to college. I love the sport and I love the relationships that it creates, but most of all, I love to compete. Competition is a huge part of who I am as a person, both on the field and in the classroom. I attend a pretty strong academic high school, and competing in all of those classes is something I strive to do and quite frankly, succeed at. Ever since freshman year, I have taken very rigorous courses, ranging from AP to dual enrollment courses. I excel in every aspect of the classroom, and I take pride in my work. Athletically, I have grown so much as a player over the past two years. Being on Varsity as a freshman really opened my eyes to the high level that this sport can be played at, and from then on I worked to be able to compete at that high of a level, with success in both my freshman and sophomore seasons in the sport. In the summer, my travel team competes at a very high level, placing in highly competitive tournaments and winning our state tournament 2 of the last 3 years. My competitive drive on the field and the fact that I am always working to better the people around me makes me a team player and a natural leader in any situation.