When I was very young, I thought my future was in gymnastics. I started when I was a small toddler and I had plans to do it my whole childhood and teenage years. Over several years of training for competitive gymnastics, I developed balance, agility, flexibility, a strong body and the desire to compete. I even had dreams of competing in college. That entire mentality began to change when I started playing softball. As it turns out, I don’t think that I would be the softball player I am today without having spent those years training as a gymnast.
My softball career started when I was eight playing on an 8u co-ed rec baseball team. The whole season was so much fun for me. I was eager to try new positions and become better. I still have those feelings now when I play. I have a strong passion for the game as well as the drive to get better. I love the thrill of the game and the feeling of fighting and winning, or even losing, with my team. I strive to do my best in every game and practice. I do my best to build trust with my team and to have my teammates’ backs because, as a pitcher, I know they have mine. I want to play softball for as long as I can and I dream of playing in college.
My ultimate goal is to play for a highly competitive college team. It will take lots of hard work on my part and I will have to continue to dedicate the majority of my free time and effort to softball. My parents are a large help too, my mother catches for me at pitching sessions and she is my biggest fan. My father is hard on me sometimes, but I know it is because he wants me to do my best and succeed. With the support of my parents and coaches along with my work ethic, I know I can be ready to play at the highest level in college and make my dreams come true.