Lettered In 2017 season, this was the first season playing soccer.
I am an athlete, physically, mentally and emotionally. I absolutely love sports. You can ask anyone what is Gabby's passion and they will tell you, it is playing sports. I go to school, I eat, I sleep and I play sports. I have played Volleyball, Softball, Soccer and Basketball and I have learned so much from each sport. Playing high school sports this last year has shown me how strong of an athlete I am. I know l have what it takes to play college sports. I am an athlete that can take my weaknesses and turn it into my strengths. I am someone who wants to learn and who can be taught. When I put my mind to something, I get it done. I want to be recruited to play college sports because I know it will help me grow. Not just as an athlete, but also as an individual and I am ready for that next step. Playing sports for so long has not only showed me the importance of improving my skills, but also the importance of maintaining good grades, being a leader, sportsmanship and most of all about who I am. Being captain of my basketball team taught me how to work with different personalities. It taught me that I can rely on others, work as a team, along with learning the importance of helping one another. Playing college sports means so much to not just me, but to my family. We have all worked as a team to get me where I am at. I also have younger siblings looking up to me and I want to show them exactly what my parents have taught me. You can do anything in life, but only if you are willing to work hard for it. I know that it’s a privilege to play sports in college, I would be honored to get that opportunity. I believe I can bring all the skills that I have learned in high school, and I can broaden them and become better in college. I want to continue to be the athlete that I am in college. I am not done, I am not ready to give up being an athlete. This is why I want to play college sports.
I am the oldest of five children so being a leader has come natural to me. I am the team captain and I have learn that I need to lead by example so off court I show that I work hard. I work on getting good grades and encouraging my siblings to also get good grades so that they can also play the game they learned to love.
I do not expect anyone to do anything that I wouldn't expect to do myself. I tell this to my teammates and my personal friends. I try and lead by example. I work side by side my teammates, I don't just tell them what to do, I am them doing it with them. I stay after with a teammate who is struggling with her shots or her assignments. My goal as a senior is to teach my fellow classmates to be leaders and lead by example.
How I pursue a healthy lifestyle as a student-athlete is always partaking in active classes in and outside of school. Every day, I partake in a physical activity. I make sure I am drinking enough water and eating a healthy diet. I have learned that if I don't partake in a healthy lifestyle all week prior to my game day, then I cannot perform to my best ability on game day. It is not just an eat healthy, drink water for one day thing, it’s an everyday thing. I also take care of my mental health, with different mechanisms. Sports is not only physically, yes that’s a big part, but you mental health needs to be good too. It’s a lifestyle and that is my lifestyle.
As captain of the Basketball Team I am the leader to ensure that we participate in community activities. We visit the local retirement and nursing homes and partake in communicating with the elderly and doing activities with them. This is something that I started and is very important to me not only as an individual, but as also as the leader of our team. It helps with team bonding, I have seen maturity and growth in respecting our elder and educating ourselves on the need in our community. I also see how it impacts each teammate, it has a positive impact on them know that they are doing something good in the community.
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