"The girl was born with a ball in her right hand and a glove on the other." This statement is a family exaggeration; however not far from the truth. My love for playing ball began at the age of four when I played in the boys' T-Ball league. I transferred from baseball to softball at the age of 8. Through the many years, I have learned many valuable lessons. I know what it takes to be a team player and a team leader. The importance of a player's mindset and the power of positive thought is a crucial key to success. I believe that part of my responsibility as a team member is to encourage, engage, and energize my team. My goal is to play at my best level, learn at highly competitive levels, and succeed at every level. To the team, I will bring high-level skills, passion, determination, dedication, trust, and compassion. I have been honored to work with many coaches who passed on their knowledge to me and taught me the rules of the game, but also, even more importantly, how to be a mentor to the youth in this sport. I am very successful academically and involved in many extracurricular service organizations. My goal is to attend college and obtain my degree in Athletic Education with the aspiration to attain my Master's Degree so that I may coach on the collegiate level.