|Secondary Positions||Prt, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:50.0||8:04.0||-||26:01.0||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I have always loved playing sports. I love competing and having the physical challenge to go along with my academic challenge, it feels like a balance. I also would love to be part of a team in college, like a family it is a group I can be part of. I think to be part of team in college would give me a lot of pride and a purpose that would be bigger than me.
I am the Vice President of Choir at my High School and I will often set up a lunch together just so we can bond as a team. I have also started a Business Club on campus and created a partnership with our local Junior College and help run a student led business making chocolate bars. I am the Founder and President of the club and am helping to find a cocoa farmer in Puerto Rico to work with so we can support the farmer but also by selling the chocolate we can provide student scholarships and fund philanthropic projects.
As a Goalkeeper on my club team for the last 8 years and on the high school team, I think it is important to not just be your best but to also help your teammates. On the field and in the boat I try to set the example by pushing myself to be at my best. I also try to encourage my teammates, to keep them positive. As a keeper when a goal gets scored I try to make sure my back line lets it go and stays positive. In the Boat if we give up a lead I try to support my Coxswain as the 8 in the boat and keep everyone upbeat. Off the field I think it is important to build a bond with my teammates. I try to make sure we are having fun. I also like to spend time with each of them so that I get to know who they are and what their goals are.
Sports have been a big part of my life. I have been injured a few times and have learned during recovery the importance of overcoming challenges and overcoming pain and how I can be stronger by coming back. I also think that I try to be my best. I am very competitive and always want to win and be the best at what I do. That said, I think a healthy athletic performance means that I can only control my best and that I need to focus not on wins and losses but how I prepare and the effort I put in. I also think it means I keep a balance between all of my activities from academics, to clubs and groups, my friends and sports. To do everything I do I believe a healthy athletic performance requires taking care of yourself: eat right, hydrate, sleep and exercise.
I am involved in Lyons Club locally and I also do goalkeeper trainings for local younger soccer players. I am involved in Club Soccer, High School Soccer, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. These are important to me because I like to be involved in my community and I enjoy seeing different parts of my community through that involvement.
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