My name is Shreya Patel and I am 17 years old and 130 lbs. and I am currently at sophomore at Lenape Regional High School. As a freshman for my high school team, defensively, I was a starter playing the shortstop position and lead my team to be successful in stolen base outs, especially at second base. Offensively, I had a .619 batting average and was fourth in the batting order. I pride myself as a base runner because of my record of delayed steals and stolen bases. To me, softball is all a mental game, so when myself or a teammate has made a mistake, I do everything in my power to help them fix what they did wrong, and to move on the the next play. This mental mindset is very important to me as a person because it has taught me to be strong in and off the field. Throughout my softball career, I have had many injuries and this mindset has taught me that you can accomplish anything as long as you stay strong and work hard to get through it. This mindset has made me a successful teammate throughout my years because it has taught me to do what is best for my team, coach, and the way I play.
On top of collegiate softball being a huge factor into my college choice , another factor I am looking for in a college is that it will lead me to be in a great nursing program. I would prefer to attend any college within the east coast because I would like to stay relatively close to home. When it comes to what division I would play, I would love to play either Division 1 ,2, or 3, it does not matter too much to me as long as I am able to do play the game that I love as well as balance softball with school. School work is very important to me so being a student athlete with a high GPA and great grades as well as being able to work hard on the field is very crucial to me.
I feel I would be a great asset to your team, because of my hard work ethic and leadership. When it comes to practice and game time, I put everything I have in me to make everyone play have a purpose. If myself or one of my teammates makes a mistake, I do my best to encourage them or myself to be strong, learn what you did wrong, and move onto the next play. Softball has taught me to give 110% in everything I do whether it is in school, softball, or in the real world. I believe if I try my best as well as give all my effort into everything I do, I will always be successful in what I do. I believe that I am the right fit for your team because I believe in myself and my abilities to work to be the best person I can possibly be in and off the field.