|Club||Patrick Minnoia||Central PA Wolfpack||Bellwood||PA|
|High School||Heather Perry|
|Primary Position||Starting Pitcher|
|Secondary Positions||1B, R, CL|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
I want to be recruited to play softball in college because I want to take my game one step further. I have always dreamed about playing in college. I am always thinking about two things, softball and college. I love the game and it has become a huge part of my life. It is a way for me to escape. I know that if I was recruited to play softball in college, I would make my mother proud. She puts so much money and time into this, so I want to show her that it payed off. I want to prove to myself that I can do it, that I am good enough. My biggest problem is self-esteem. My self-esteem isn't high unless I am out on the field playing the sport I love or on stage. I probably said this already, but it is my dream to play in college, to wear a uniform for a college. It is my goal. I completed the first step, playing for my school and wearing my school's uniform with pride. Now it's time to complete that goal.
Being a pitcher, I have know how to lead my team. I have pulled through on the mound, and in school. I like to take charge on group projects and get them done in advance. My father always told me that it is best to get things done ahead of time so you don't have to worry about them later. Most of the people in my groups look to me to lead them, and it reminds me of carrying my team to victory.
I pursue healthy athletic performance as a student-athlete by taking the high road. When my team would taunt the other team due to the umpire making unfair calls on us, but not them, I sat down and focused on the game. I didn't join them because I want a fair game, and taunting and chanting doesn't get you anywhere. If we lose, I look at the positive side. I know what we need to do to get better, and looking at the negative side doesn't help.
I am a member on the National Junior Honors Society, NJHS, and I willingly do volunteer service. I help with church events such as dinners, vacation bible school, and other events. These efforts are important to me because I love to see people so happy when I help them. It reminds me that one act of kindness can change someone's life. It reminds me that I can be that one person who does that act of kindness. I know that what I do, will have an effect on my life, whether it is a good or bad one.
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