When I was little, I grew up around softball. For years, my hometown only had baseball and my parents put me into a recreational team at a neighboring town. When I turned 9, I tried out for a competitive team, I have been playing for about 8 years now. The whole time my dad would be right next to me learning and coaching me. He brought baseball/softball into my life and that's how I grew up playing the sport. What I have learned from playing this sport is that no matter where the ball bounces there is always going to be a negative or positive outcome, it’s the way you play that bounce that matters. Sometimes I tend to get into my own head and bring myself down causing me to play bad, but I always remember to play with heart and to have fun no matter the outcome.
I really want to be able to graduate high school and make the top 15 out of 65 kids in my class and attend college to get a degree and start my career. I plan to get into a good college and study athletic training and still be around the sport of softball. I have had major obstacles that I have overcome, but I know that obstacles are a part of life and it is how one overcomes those obstacles that can make you or break you. When I was 14 my grandmother passed away, she was my rock; that was probably the hardest obstacle I overcame. My other grandmother passed when I was 16, that was another hard obstacle I overcame because she was at almost all my games supporting me. Now I play softball for my grandmothers, but I am very head strong and I try hard not to let anything show. I am very competitive, if something hurts or I am sick, I play no matter what. I try to lead my team by being positive and supportive no matter the outcome.