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First Year Varsity Award 2013, Second Year Varsity Award 2014, and Rookie of the Year Award 2013
Placed second in the North Coast League
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On the court and field, I strive to lead my team in a way that helps them each shine with their full potential. I try to bring out the best in my teammates both on and off the court by, first and foremost, setting the example. By demonstrating mutual respect, quality sportsmanship, and perseverance no matter how difficult the situation, I see my team follow suit. Another core aspect of my game is that I believe that communication is key, and without it, no team can properly function. By being an active leader on my team, I hope that, together, we can prove that a team of five is far more valuable than a one-man show.
I have also had many experiences with being a leader off the court and field. This year I was a captain of a Relay for Life team that helped to raise $17,000. This taught me valuable lessons of organization and the rewards from being proactive. Leading this team also taught me how to reach outside of my comfort zone and build new relationships with people in my school and community. Other leadership roles I have filled over my high school years include assisting coach youth basketball and track in my community and through being an active member in our student government and the National Honor Society.
Being a student-athlete means taking on a whole new level of responsibility. It entitles sufficient time-management and educated decision making. In order for me to pursue "healthy athletic performance" I know that I must not only strive for an optimum balance between my school work and athletics but in my social life as well. I also need to be aware of my body's own limitations as well as when I need to push through strenuous situations in order to improve. Success is not only defined on the court but in what you make of everyday life as well.
During my high school career at Walsh Jesuit I have been involved in many service opportunities within my community. This year, I coordinated a donation drive to Hope Lodge, a place for cancer patients and their families to stay during treatment. In my spare time, I enjoy building relationships at a local nursing home for Alzheimer's patients. Both of these experiences have taught me valuable lessons with the importance of each human life. Being able to see the huge difference someone, seemingly so small like myself, can make within the world is such a touching lesson to me. I have learned through these experiences that, if you are determined enough, nothing is impossible.
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