|Club||Coach Roy Nafarrete||AAU Honolulu Sharks||Honolulu||HI|
|High School||Coach Kelly Grant|
|Primary Position||Shooting Guard|
|Secondary Positions||SF, PG|
|Hand||Vertical jump||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)|
I want to be recruited to play sports in college because it is definitely a part of who I am. Playing on my team and for my team is by far one of the biggest highlights of my life. I cannot remember when I wasn't playing some type of sport whether it was baseball, football, and basketball. I chose basketball because I absolutely love this sport and I feel I am really good at it. Basketball and team sports made me realize it is not just about me, the important things is to be a good team player not just on the court, but in life. I am a TRUE Team player and I would be honored and feel whole to play the sport I love and grown up playing.
On the feel I work hard and always encourage my teammates no matter what. I realize as I get older how we all learn from mistakes. I volunteer with Special Olympics on my own as well as for school requirements. I feed the unfortunate each year with my mother, and just by doing these things and being the best in all I do I am being a leader. I also know we are all leaders in one way or another and can lift each other by a small act of kindness.
I pursue healthy athletic performance by eating well, working out, trying to enjoy reading (lol) to keep my mind right as well. It is important to maintain a healthy life balance of mind, body, and spirit by always putting God first no matter what.
I have been truly fortunate and blessed with two military parents who made sure my siblings and I got involved with community service since I could remember. I can honestly say in the beginning when I was really young, I would try to cry my way out of it but as I got older it became a part of me. I volunteer with special Olympics now on my own, since this is my favorite non-profit. I love this non-profit, because as an athlete I am able to share my knowledge of the sport and help them in their team events. My favorite part is to see them smile when they complete a sport, win, or just from cheers of encouragement.
I currently have over 200 hours of community service because of my background as well as my amazing school. Maryknoll Highschool here in Honolulu makes sure we understand the important of service to others. Our school motto is noblesse Oblige which means “to whom much is given, much is expected,” which is a part of our everyday being.