|Primary Position||Starting Pitcher|
|Secondary Positions||1B, 3B|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
First Team All Conference Pitcher as Freshman; First Team All conference Pitcher as Sophomore; Second Team Utility Player as Sophomore (voted in as utility player after playing one game against the eventual state champions and recording 8 assists). First Team All Conference Pitcher as Junior, Honorable Mention All-Region as Pitcher.
Games summary links: 1) http://www.roanoke.com/sports/high_schools/softball/salem-pulaski-county/game_9eb6fa92-ce17-11e5-9b85-0f1aa6bbdf53.html
In the classroom, we often are assigned group projects. I take the lead in many and am supportive of my partners and team in order to help everyone achieve. Also, I help organize and lead hikes on the Applachain Trail with my friends.
I am dedicated to both and spend time equally practicing with my team and on my own, as well as making the most of my time at school and giving my school work attention so that I can keep my grades up.
I volunteer at my local YMCA to support their swim team and child summer camps. I used to swim on the swim team offered at the ymca and did so for 7 years. The program helped me through a rough time and allowed me to stay fit and healthy. The impact the YMCA has on my community in huge and wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers and members of the community. My family has both participated and volunteered in the activities offered at the YMCA and love every minute. Seeing the young swimmers and being able to help them to get to their event on time, or help strengthen their confidence in a stroke is a great feeling. Giving back to a program that has given me so much is something that I'm proud to do.
Not only do I volunteer at the YMCA, but I also help run a Rec softball clinic for young aspiring softball players. Put on by my high school softball team, we help coach and guide the young athletes throughout the week and strengthen their hitting and fielding skills. We also work on their sportsmanship through games and activities. Seeing the progress the campers showed over a weeks time is always encouraging and heartwarming, not to mention the bonds I have been privileged to make with young pitchers. Being active in my community is my way of giving back and thanking the people who helped me get to where I am today. I remember being a camper and swimmer at the events that I am now a leader in, and always feeling welcome because of the wonderful staff. Allowing athletes to have these experiences is something I am happy to be a part of, and I look forward to being a part of for years to come.
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