|Secondary Positions||A, D|
|Bench Press (max)||Forty time||Mile time|
Record for most ground balls in a single game (15)
One of the things I pride myself on is being a leader. I believe that I have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field. For instance, I play both lacrosse and soccer. My junior year of high school I was named Captain for both sports and will continue with that leadership role into my senior year. I think my coaches recognized me as a strong captain because my attitude has always been the same since my freshman year. If I see during a game that were down a goal and the opposing team is picking up momentum I will do everything I can to be the spark that my team needs. My leadership skills continue off the field too. In school, I am very driven to do well. I do everything I can to push myself. For example, I take Advanced Placement courses as well as Honors courses too. I’m a very motivated person because I know that I have to be if I want to succeed.
As a student-athlete it’s crucial that I find a balance between my academics and sports. Luckily I have figured that out over many years of being an athlete. For example, over the past years I’ve learned that procrastination is the ultimate down fall for many student athletes. Time management is key to being successful. For example, I know that after a game I will be so exhausted that the only thing I’ll want to do is sleep. Not work on a paper that’s due the next day. So throughout the last eight or nine years I spent many nights traveling to practices and games with my book bag. I would spend car rides doing my homework and writing my essays in order to have time for everything. Therefore, the only way I can pursue healthy athletic performances as a student-athlete is to manage my time in an efficient way.
Last year I helped with the Hamilton Township Youth Lacrosse League. I enjoyed volunteering and helping the young athletes develop their skills. It was very rewarding to watch them all grow into better players. I also volunteer at my High School whenever the opportunity presents itself. I enjoy helping out at Freshman Orientation and many of our other school functions. For example, each year our school runs a program known as LTC. LTC stands for Leadership Training Conference. Every year since my freshman year I’ve been involved with LTC and it has been very fulfilling to see hundreds of kids become stronger leaders.
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