My name is Maya Estrera and I am a rising sophomore at St. John's School, a private school located in Houston, Texas. I am looking to play softball in college because I love the sport, and it would be an amazing experience to be apart of a team at the college level. Softball has made me who I am today. It has taught me how to deal with failure, how to partake in something larger than myself, and that success requires hard work. From softball I have realized that the only way to get better is through practice, and this pertains to every aspect in my life whether it be a sport, a class in school, or just a hobby.
In my freshman year at St. John’s School, I had the second highest on base percentage (0.456) on the varsity softball team and finished the season with a batting average of .348. During the Southwest Preparatory Conference Spring Championship, I had the second highest batting average (.545) and on-base plus slugging (1.311) for my varsity team. For my achievements during my freshman varsity season, I was recognized at the annual Maverick Athletic Awards Ceremony as one of the Breakout Athletes of the Year. On my 16U club team I have led my team in on-base plus slugging (1.138). While my favorite position is 3rd base, I also enjoy playing shortstop and outfield as well.
In college I hope to play softball and excel in academics. In my freshman year I have achieved a 4.0 GPA. As my school is a challenging academic school, I look forward to taking more rigorous courses in my sophomore year. Although I am still unsure of what I would like to study in college, I have an interest in the area of international relations and business. I am a member of the National Charity League which has brought me a love of volunteering, so work in public service would interest me as well. As I said earlier, I enjoy being where the action is, and I hope to attend a school that challenges me on and off the field.