|Club||Bill Stallard||U18 Wildcat Pride||Parma||Oh|
|High School||Nick Spirtos|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
I have received MVP of the game during tournament play twice.
2012 High school softball 150 strike outs in 109 innings.
Softball - High School
Bucknell University Softball Camp 2013
Softball – Travel
Capital City Bat Wars MVP twice 2012
Soccer - High School
Varsity letterman – SO, JR
goalkeeper – JR
District semifinalists - JR
Junior varsity – FR
Confidence begins the moment I take the mound. I feel most confident having full control over how the next play will start. Pitching is an adrenaline rush and triumph all at once. It takes dedication and discipline to succeed at the game of softball. Softball is about respect. Respect how the game is played and respecting your team members. I am the biggest cheerleader for every member of my team with positive encouragement. I am always prepared and ready to play the game of softball. As a member of my high school and travel softball teams, I have gained a sense of leadership, resiliency, and desire. One time I was playing a game with the bases loaded, with the number three hitter up and the count was full. As I threw the make-it or break-it pitch, I struck her out! I was happy that I succeeded, but I learned from my pitching mistakes. This determination has enabled me to learn from my mistakes and my victories. Other victories in my life include being a proficient high school and post-secondary student and spending time with my family and friends. Softball, as well as family, has instilled a high set of morals and values in my life. The Sportsmanship awards and game MVP awards have been a high point during my softball career. These awards give me gratification for a job well done. Playing softball at the college level is my next goal in life. A goal that I am determined to achieve.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
On the field as a pitcher being a leader is very important. If you make a mistake as a pitcher or you are having a bad game it is so important to keep yourself positive and also your teammates. I take lead when I am on the mound because my teammates behind me are working just as hard as me. And we all wan the same goal. I congratulate them on making that great play as they congratulate me on striking the girl out.
Off the field being a leader is just as important. You never want to follow someone else's lead. I am always the person to take charge on leading group projects, or volunteering to help out a teacher. In our last Chinese group project we had to translate a video in Chinese into pinyin. (simpler Chinese) I took charge of my group for the project assigning certain people in my group to talk translate certain parts of the movie. It worked out perfectly after we all practiced together.
I have a work out schedule that I follow with the high school, tournament team and private softball lessons.
I am a member of the Akron General Wellness Center which allows various types of athletic workouts on a regular schedule.
They have nutrition specialist and personal trainers that I have access to as well.
Our high school trainer is also very involved in the athletic performance of the students and keeping fit.
Yoga helps clear my mind and keeps me focused. But is also a great workout and keeps me stretched out.
Involved in Making Stride's Against Breast Cancer since 2007. My grandmother passed away of Breast Cancer and we have participated in the walk in many capacities over the years as a family. We have handed out food, water, performed registration, participated in the walk and raised money for the organization. I have been involved with the breakfast as well.
Involved in Lifebanc since 2011. I had two good high school friends pass away in a horrible car accident. Every year we have a community fundraiser effort for the Lifebanc walk.
I am a member of student council which is involved in many student functions of the school.
Member of the Young Republicans because I love participating in the volunteer activities we do. Being apart of a group that share the same ideals as me is important to me.
I attend St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Religion is a part of my life.
I work at the local Dairy Queen. This gives me the ability to be involved with the community and meet many new people.
I work at Baker's Blvd. that was started by two Highland Local School parents. This has exposed me how to help hometown girls start up their own cupcake business and be successful.
I babysit because I love kids and watching them develop.
I have been involved with the Youth Cheerleading program in the past to teach the young girls in the community to cheer. I love being a apart of this because i get to work with younger children and its so much fun to see there creative sides come out.
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