My name is Leah Chamberlain, I am a junior at Burlington High School, located in Burlington Vermont. The purpose of this statement is to express my ambition and passion for the sport of softball. The first time I stepped foot on a softball field I had no idea how much it would change my life. I was a shy eight-year-old whose dad had to drag her to practice with her pink cleats and neon green bat every Tuesday and Thursday. Through softball, I have found my core group of friends, a deep love for something greater than myself, and most importantly I found my voice.
I started my high school level varsity career as a freshman, which created a lot of learning and growing opportunities for me as "the odd one out." I have played four years of club softball. Two years on the Vermont Xplosion's and two years on my current team the Vermont Storm. One of my greatest assets to a team is that I can adapt to anything. I began my club career as a starting pitcher but through different games and scenarios, I have been needed as a relief pitcher or a first baseman. I pride myself on being a clutch hitter and being able to do what I need to do for my team. I spent this winter working with a pitching coach twice a week, which has greatly developed my skill and my mindset.
My ultimate goal is the play softball at the college level. I am not extremely concerned about the division level; I just want to be on the field with a team that would become my family. I work very hard on and off the field. I take academics seriously and I know that they are the stepping stones to success. I am enrolled in the Health Science program at my school's tech center. In this program, I will gain college credit and intern experience, which is very valuable to me. I aspire to be an Occupational Therapist so it is important to me that a college has a Health Science major. Thank you for reading my statement, please reach out if you have any questions.