After nine months of struggling to return from an avulsion fracture in my hip and the mental stress on the heels of the fracture, I have returned to the game I love deeply. A game I have loved since a young age. I don't want to bore you with the story of how I started playing at 3 years of age.... I'm sure that is a common theme. What I want to stress is the deep desire that was born from my injury, the fear of not being able to return to a game that was such a huge part of who I am. I had to dig deeper than I ever dreamed possible into my faith and trust in my family and the multitude of doctors and physical therapist I was seeing to push past the physical and mental pain. I believe this struggle has helped me to prepare for a college career which I know won't be easy. I look forward to the long hours of practice, class work and travel that will bond me to my team for life.