I began playing water polo when I was in second grade and since then it has become my passion. I have always been competitive when it comes to sports and that showed when my second-grade self played a little too hard against my peers in what was supposed to be a “fun” introduction game to the sport. My coaches immediately recognized my aggression and passion for the sport and helped me begin my journey. This sport helped me develop my hardworking and passionate personality and shaped me into who I am today. It has made me self motivated and force myself to be my best not only for myself but for my teammates. This sport has set a base for me to use throughout my life in every aspect whether it was in school or it was in personal relationships.
I currently live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and play High School Water Polo for North Allegheny and when high school season is over I play club for Tiger Water polo. I am a two-year varsity letterman at North Allegheny, with a student body of over 2,600 kids, and was Rookie of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania in 2018. In addition to my local playing, I participate in the ODP program for the Great Lakes Zone and formerly the North East Zone. I have been a leader and top scorer on the Great Lakes team for the past two years. I have attended the Girls National Championships and NTSC to help develop my skills. On top of my dedication to this sport, I have maintained an active presence within my school and community. I participate in my school’s Student Council, Journalism, and German Club programs. I also volunteer on Sundays with a program called Noodle Ball teaching young kids how to swim and introducing them into water polo.
I am looking to further my water polo and academic careers at a university that will challenge me. I would like to play at a competitive level and be challenged academically. I am still undecided regarding my major but, I have considered majors in fields such as Business or Economics.