Ever since I can remember I have always loved sports. A lot of my life choices and decisions have created who I am and revolve around doing well in my sports. My parents were the main motivators in my sports career and got me into my sports really early on. My dad is the reason I started playing baseball and he helped me become great at it. I played multiple sports through my youth but found my true passion in lacrosse when I was in middle school. When I was in 7th grade I made the B team, which was the second best team for youth players. After experiencing that I became extremely motivated to make the A team (which is the superior team) in 8th grade. I worked twice as hard as anyone and had to compete with some great players just to make the team. I made the team and it was due to hard work, not natural talent. This is important because of the drastic change it had in my life. The change in teams is the beginning of my story and how I decided to come to Roger Williams. This story is something I have overcome, but it is not the first time I have done so. Throughout my life I was taught by my parents and elders to always work hard. I have learned that no matter what gets in the way, you have to focus on how to get around it. I look at where I come from and know that this is the sole reason that I work hard at everything that I do. I am extremely lucky to grow up in a great town with great friends and a great school. A theme that summarizes the lessons I have learned in life, is that being hard working and humble will help you a lot in the long run. I have learned that working hard will be the greatest fulfillment in life. It is what defines me at my core. It makes me push harder in school and in athletics. That is how I have lived so far and that is how I will continue to do so. I get satisfaction from achieving something from just pure hard work.