Softball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom played softball and then coached softball, and always brought me along to her games. Since I was 7, I have been playing competitive softball, and have been playing 3rd base since I was 8. Softball is where I find happiness, and truly am myself.
I am very determined to be a college softball player, and am working very hard to reach this goal. When I am told what I need to work on, I dig in and get busy. Whether it's hitting balls outside at night, or asking my mom to take me to the field to hit me grounder after grounder, I put in the time to make myself, and as a result, my team, better. At practices, I work hard, and encourage my teammates to give their best and to have a good attitude. On my competitive team, I am one of the leaders, because I have been with the team since it started when I was 7. My teammates look to me to keep everyone on their toes and know what is going on, and to help keep everyone's spirits up when things aren't going so well.
This fall I had to take on a different role because I was a freshman on a varsity team with mainly juniors and seniors. I had to sit back and wait for my turn to get to make a mark. I worked hard and was determined to make the varsity line-up and get some quality at-bats and time on the field. Hard work did pay off and I played in most of the varsity games.
My college goals include playing for a school near the coasts in FL, GA or SC. I want to be a part of a team that works hard and works well together. I want to be able to learn from the upperclassmen, and become an even better player.