Throughout my life, I have competed in many sports and have always focused my time on both academics and athletics. Playing multiple sports with boys has helped me learn to push myself to a higher level of competition. It has also shaped my character so that I will always try to be a positive influence on others. I grew up playing hockey on a boys club team. During this time, I also competed in other sports such as volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, and soccer, but hockey was where I spent most of my time as a child. Playing hockey taught me to push myself with my skating skills, stick handling skill and the physicality of the game. When I started playing water polo, I felt very fortunate to have had these experiences and great coaches in other sports, as much of what I had learned in other sports transferred over to waterpolo. When I first started at water polo, I had to adopt many different skills to compete, and although challenging, this was a test of perseverance. To accomplish these obstacles, it took a lot of self motivation and positivity. I knew that if I put in the work and had a great attitude, it would show in my game.
Playing sports has taught me how to push my body, learn new things, and to make connections with teammates. I have enjoyed making those connections to coaches and fellow players over the years. Encouraging my teammates to work hard and stay positive is something I enjoy. It has become a part of how I play the game. Water polo is a sport that encompasses so many elements of athletics and it draws me in; I just want to get better every day and reach new heights. When I go to college, I am looking for a program that matches my academic needs along with a water polo program that needs someone like me with a positive attitude, great work ethic, and leadership skills. With my experience in playing multiple sports, strong work ethic, and character I feel that I would be a great asset to your water polo program.