Growing up in a small town means you know everyone and everyone knows you. It also means you have the opportunity, or sometimes the requirement, to play every sport. From a young age in my various sports, I made a name for myself by being faster than any other in my grade. My third grade year, I was given the opportunity to play select softball. It was then I realized where my passion lay. Though I continued to play other sports, I knew that softball was the only sport I wanted to continue playing throughout college.
The game of softball has taught me valuable lessons that I will carry throughout my life, such as work ethic, success, and failure. Any organization I have been a part of has been very competitive and has allowed me to become a better person and a better athlete. I have had to constantly prove myself and compete for position and play time. The continual competition has caused me to develop a strong work ethic that has helped me tremendously, not only on the softball field but also in the classroom and in the other sports I continue to play. This, in turn, has helped me earn many accolades in both sports and academics. The failures I have battled through on the field have shown me how never giving up and working harder is essential to success.
I am confident that the experience I have gained and the challenges I have faced through athletics, and particularly softball, will help me accomplish my goals of playing college softball, and ultimately in becoming a successful attorney.