Throughout my softball career my father has always pushed me to be better, his mottos were always "never let anyone outwork you" and "practice makes perfect". After constantly playing with girls older than me I recently had to overcome a situation in which I had to become a leader and take the younger girls under my wing to try and win a championship. Unfortunately we did not succeed but I learned sometimes it is not about winning, it is about the learning experience and developing new skills like leadership. I have always been challenged throughout my softball career while competing a age level up so determination and dedication to be the best I could be were always my strong suits. I love being challenged and pushed to not only become a better player but a better person as well. Since I was 4 my dream was to play college softball so I will not stop until I get there.
In the classroom I have some of the same abilities, as I mature I have learned that no matter how much you love the game, academics come first. I have made it my number one priority to achieve the highest grades possible in the classroom so I can accomplish my goals of continuing my softball career as well as my academics at a high collegiate level. This game has always been my life, I love it and I am more determined than anything to accomplish my goals and compete during ever single game to the best of my abilities so I can help my team succeed. When I am older and no longer play college ball I want to be able to share my experiences with kids that are just like me explaining to them the hard work and dedication that goes into being a successful student athlete. I am grateful to have the opportunities I have been given but I will not stop at anything until I accomplish my dreams.