My name is Jocelyn Berg and I am from Grand Forks, North Dakota. I fell in love with Softball after my first exposure as a 10u. My love for the game steadily increased from that point on. As my skills and abilities have grown so has my passion for the game. While my initial exposure to softball was largely local and regional, I was shocked and surprised to be selected for the 12U USA All-American games and the USSSA All-American games. Those experiences helped reinforce my passion for softball and my dreams to play at the highest level in college and beyond. While just participating in these games was an honor and privilege it also confirmed that I can compete at a national level.
In addition to my passion for sports in general, I'm also a 4.0 student. I'm currently taking advanced Math and English courses. I maintain a busy, but fulfilling schedule. Other than softball, I am also a high level volleyball player (being the only 13 year old on my 14U JO volleyball team). I'm also a first chair trumpet and viola player in my schools band and orchestra. Furthermore I'm a part of my schools Jazz band and involved in Northern Valley Youth Orchestra (our community orchestra). Participating in all of these activities means that I arrive at school everyday at 7:30am and often don't leave until after 5pm. Other days I am leaving school to head straight to another practice or rehearsal and not arriving home until 9:00pm or later. It is a busy schedule but I love all I do and wouldn't have it any other way.
I feel that my character is exemplified by my willingness to maintain such a demanding schedule, while achieving great grades and accomplishments in extra curriculars. Being a big sister has taught me a lot about being a good role model. I try to do this through volunteer coaching with my local club teams as well as mentoring other students in school. When I wasn't able to play middle school softball (to preserve my high school eligibility for the season) with my friends, I became their team manager, showing up to practices and games alike. I was their biggest fan and cheerleader throughout their wins and loses. I try to lead by example whether on a softball field or in a classroom. While I strive to achieve my goals and dreams I believe that it is also my responsibility to help others achieve theirs.