Helping take my school team to the state championships for the first time in thirty years has been the highlight of my high school career. However, I believe I grew the most as a player and a leader this past club season when my team struggled on the court and interpersonally. Coming off such a successful season and then playing on a team that struggled taught me a lot about myself as a leader. As the team and floor captain, my club team looked to me to set the tone and attitude on the court. At the start of the season I did not know how to handle the pressure of trying to inspire my team to keep fighting through adversity; however as the season went on I learned a lot about leadership and the importance of interpersonal relationships on and off the court which helped me lead my team to place second in the Silver Division of 18u in the Far Western Qualifier. Through this experience, with the transition between my school team who went undefeated and my club team that had to battle, I learned the value of leadership, friendship and sacrifice on and off the court.
I am not only a dedicated athlete, but also a highly motivated, successful student. Through taking demanding AP courses I have learned to balance the rigors of academics and varsity sports while maintaining a 3.9 GPA. I have learned the tools of time management and prioritization. These skills will serve me well in becoming a successful college student athlete.