|Club||Julie Roy||River Rats 18u Showcase||Saco||-|
|High School||Robbie Ferrante|
|Secondary Positions||3B, SS|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
SMAA Honorable Mention (2017 : Freshman Year)
In freshman year (2016-2017), I earned an award for citizenship demonstrated through the year. At the end of my sophomore year, I earned the Spanish Excellence award.
I want to be recruited to play sports in college because softball gives me a lot of connections with a wide variety of people, helps me know my strengths and weaknesses, and helps me develop skills such as persistence, teamwork, problem solving, and working towards a goal. I believe playing softball on a collegiate level would not only ease my path into adulthood, but provide me with skills necessary to living a balanced, successful life.
On the field, catching is a very vocal and commanding position. A catcher has the whole perspective of the field, and it is imperative to use that advantage to guide teammates on their positioning, and the location of the ball. Academically, I am the treasurer of my class. This role requires a lot of organization and leadership of fundraisers and budgeting to help my class achieve our goals for events in our future. These roles have helped me be more sociable and work as a team to find a common goal or resolve problems.
I think I pursue a "healthy athletic performance" by balancing areas of my life and reaching out to teammates and peers. School is very important to me, but I have learned that taking time for myself to have a break is imperative to my academic success. I take these breaks through softball, whether it be during the season or in the winter. Practicing and playing softball helps me have a better mental state, and because I so thoroughly enjoy it, I am able to pursue athletic success while also having fun and connecting with teammates. Softball, while being an intense game, allows me to relieve myself of stress and pressure that coincides with education.
I am involved in diverse services to my community, and feel helping others is a good way to show respect to those who have helped me, and give what they gave to me to someone else. I volunteer at my local softball organization by helping put on assessments, often helping at opening days, or filling in for an umpire at a game of young players. I also play a role in my episcopalian church, by preparing for the service and acolyting during the service to help serve my congregation and the Lord. Portland Little League softball has played a huge role in the development of my character and skills as a softball player. I played on its teams for eight years, and I always felt supported and challenged. The Church has shown me how to love those who differ from myself, and to always be humble, kind, and genuine to those who might not reciprocate it back. These organizations transformed me into someone I am happy to be, and have given me a life I'm fortunate and thankful to have. That is why I do my best to give back to them.
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