As a freshman being placed into roles of leadership on the court (setter and point guard) I have had to learn to prove that every opportunity has been earned not given. I have strived to let my actions speak, to show determination and good work ethic which has led to respect gained from my teammates overtime and developed skills of leadership. Finishing my freshman year as a starter in two sports and moving into my sophomore year I have set higher goals for myself to continue to be a leader. This means less “lake days” and more dedication in the off season through weight training, practicing and club ball in two sports. As I move forward, it becomes harder to spread my time between the two but I continue to see results and advantages for both my physical and mental health. Cross sport training has its benefits on and off the court. Basketball has shown on the volleyball court by allowing me to chase down every pass with the ability to get two hands on the ball to set my teammates up for success. Volleyball is seen on the basketball court through my timing of rebounding giving second chances.
Off the court, I dedicate my time by taking various classes in high school to help determine my interests and dislikes so I can narrow down my search for possible majors in college. My motto is to always “say YES to every opportunity” on and off the court. Which means that I’m spread thin at times but I believe it will eventually lead me in MY right direction