My love for the game of softball began at the age of 8 years old. One day, when my family and I were watching my sister play baseball, I watched a player dive for the ball in the outfield. It excited me! The next season, I registered to play rec ball at Clairemont Girls Fastpitch in San Diego, CA. Some of my most memorable moments in softball were practicing every day at the field with my Dad and when my 8U All Star team won our first trophy. The feeling of competing and winning gave me a passion to want to continue to work hard and develop my game. After playing softball for 4 years at the rec level, our family decided that it was time to move on to a more competitive environment and professional training. In my second year of travel ball, I attended a clinic at USD and met the coaches that I play for today with the So Cal Mavericks organization. My “aha” moment, when I knew that the Mavericks was for me, was when my coaches spoke about the life lessons that we needed to learn as young women and softball players. They also spoke about the importance of our technique, attitude, and being the best person we can be. These were things that were important to me as a player and a person. My favorite experiences with So Cal Mavericks so far are all the community service we have volunteered for like the beach clean-up, children’s carnival and helping out at youth softball clinics. In college, I plan to major in Liberal Arts to become an elementary school teacher and play softball. My plan is to also coach and give back to the youth softball community while working as a teacher.
Meanwhile I plan to enjoy this ride, and make millions of memories!