|Bench Press (max)||Forty time||Mile time|
All-State Conference Team 1
All-Conference Team 1
Outstanding leadership/sportsmanship award
Avg 6:15-30 mile
I have grown up with a piece of sports equipment no less than an arm length away. Whether a lacrosse ball on my night stand, track spikes hanging off my bed, or a football on my shelf, sports have guided me through the hardest parts of my life. I would love to get the opportunity to continuing growing as an athlete, student, and most importantly person. I have realized my passion for helping others, and whether that's picking a friend up when they are down or complimenting an opponent on a shot, I see myself helping myself just as much as I seem to help others. I want to take my abilities to the next level, as well as integrating with a team with a new perspective ready to take on all the struggles and turn them to triumphs.
As a student-athlete, I understand how important it is to balance school and sports. Having a sound rhythm for performance on and off the field is very important to me. I put in what I want to get out. When I am not working on my school work, I am in front of a re-bounder or cage until my arms are sore. I'll listen to a book I need to read for school while on a 5k run, or do my homework early in the morning so I have the afternoon to practice (and vise versa). I want to live up to my full potential, but on and off the field. School is very important to me, and I am driven and ready to put the work in. Likewise, lacrosse works more on my physical and mental drive. It keeps me on my toes, presents challenging situations where I have to keep my emotions in check, and perform under pressure. Keeping my body and mind healthy, as well as balancing my values of school and sports help me achieve a healthy athletic performance.
Community is an aspect of my life that I find valuable and important. Since my school is so small, I have had the opportunity to bond with people of all backgrounds, personalities, and ages. My mom had started a project called "ProjectBEConfident." It was a workshop driven project that brough young middle school and high school girls together to build confidence in themselves and being able to display their true self outward and openly. I realized from an early age how important confidence and expression was, and I wanted nothing more than to give back to girls now younger than me and show them how important individuality is. As well as working with younger girls, I also have coordinated a number of clothing drives with my brother's company "Smile More Initiative." My brother created a program every month to have a drive of different much needed items and sent them through the St.Louis area, Nationally, and Internationally. In addition I also volunteer at children cancer fundraisers and in hospitals when possible.
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