When I first became interested in playing lacrosse, I didn't know how much it would benefit me as a person and as an athlete. The sport was not popular at all. Very few people in the state of Arizona played lacrosse, as there are technically only 2 active girls club teams in AZ. I fell in love with the game shortly after realizing that it doesn't matter where I am from, or what sport I play, I should be able to have the same opportunities as everyone else. This is what has inspired me to push myself further than anyone in the state has pushed themselves. I overcame the obstacle of the small population by turning it into motivation. I push myself by waking up at 4:30 am everyday and running with my cross country team, then attending a weights class at school, then lacrosse practice after school. This still continues with track and lacrosse practice after school every day. There is truly never really time for a break when I have goals and aspirations to be one of the only girls lacrosse players to go Division 1 out of Arizona. Not just lacrosse, but education is what helps me push myself to be a better version of myself. I continue to be an Honor Roll student, and push way above average at all times.
I have learned many important and life changing things about myself since starting this sport. Prior to discovering lacrosse, I was very shy and introverted. Lacrosse allows me to express myself and brings the best out of me. I have learned that success comes from working hard and telling yourself that there are no limits. Even when I try to set a limit, I tell myself that I can push past that. This hard work comes simply from the love that I have for the game of lacrosse. Even when it's just a scrimmage at practice, or a pick-up game, I love getting competitive and just the feeling of being able to play. There is nothing I'd rather do, than play lacrosse.