My mom always told me, “You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.” With that, I am mostly influenced by those few people I choose to surround myself around and my parents have been the most influential of all, especially when it comes to the biggest decisions I have made.
Originally being a young swimmer from an island called St. Croix, I had never heard of lacrosse when my family had relocated to Houston, Texas. I was in the 5th grade when my community started up a girls’ lacrosse team, so I decided to be a pioneer and give it a try. I traded one pair of goggles for another. It was then that I fell in love with the game of Lacrosse.
I have had the unique opportunity to have lived in different places while growing up. I have lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and now Houston, Texas. With each move I learned our family was stronger than I thought, I realized that there were different kinds of people who I could learn from and home is where you make it.
I have high personal goals both academically and athletically. I aspire to earn my college degree in Physical Therapy while playing a sport that drives me to be better. It takes time, planning, and effort to reach these goals and having the support of both my coaches and teachers is essential to my success in achieving my overall goal of being a collegiate athlete.
Lacrosse has taught me to be tenacious both on and off the field. Lacrosse has taught me to play for the name on the front of the jersey and not the name on the back. Lacrosse has taught me not all calls will go your way, just like in life. Lacrosse has taught me if you are fifteen minutes early YOU ARE LATE! Lacrosse is a game that has set me up for success in the much bigger game of life.