I have been playing softball since I was eight years old. I also began pitching that season. That season of pitching was hard for me, but after that season I put in a lot of work to improve my skills as a pitcher. I went to pitching clinics and softball camp with Coach Garvais at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. I then spent a lot of personal time working on my pitching mechanics through the winter and until the softball season started. The next season I became the go to pitcher for my team, we went onto an undefeated season and I threw my first shutout in the championship game. I continued to attend pitching clinics and camps and work on my mechanics through the off season. I then started the following season with a shutout and continued to be my teams primary pitcher while building a reputation locally of being a talented, hard working pitcher. I have just completed my fourth season as a pitcher and I continue to work to build my skills and add pitches to my arsenal, which currently includes a fastball, change up, and drop ball.
Softball has taught me that nothing comes easy and that hard work and dedication pay off. I've seen firsthand how my hard work as a pitcher pays off and I strive for that same level of achievement in my academics.