I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when I was in the 5th grade. Asperger Syndrome is a form of Autism. For me I am considered very highly functioning. This being said if you have been introduced to one person on the Autism Spectrum, you have only meet that one person. We are all different with different abilities. I was not gifted with a talent of softball, but I was gifted with the love of it. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today. From 3 years ago when I was 10, I could barely even throw from behind the plate to the pitcher or even hit past the pitcher. Now I can throw and hit into the outfield. I am still learning and that is what makes me a great player. I listen to what my coaches tell me and put what I am being told to work. I have been playing ball since I was 5 years old and it is my true love. Softball is not the only thing that makes me who I am though. I love animals and have many pets from dogs, cats, to horses. I have been horseback riding for many years. I also play volleyball and cheer for my school. I am an average student and work hard to make the grades I get. Some subjects like math I am not as strong in and test can stress me out, but that does not stop me from doing my best. I love to sing and I am a member of my church youth drama team. Each year I am part of local mission teams to help others. God is a strong part of my life and my faith. I am a very loyal person to my family, friends, and teammates. I feel that all of this together makes me not only who I am, but a very well-rounded person and athlete that would be a great addition to any team.