Andrew Albers: My Role Model

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My role model is Andrew Albers. He is a big brother to me and an inspiration in my life. It is not only what he accomplished so far, but it was how he did it, and the actions he had to take to get to where he is today. He was successful in not only sports, but in his schooling and personal life as well. He is a great human being and presents himself well. While he has won many awards and has great achievements, he did not do this without any road blocks trying to stop him from being the successful person he is today. For the last few years of his collegiate days until now, I still follow his career as a professional baseball player, and as a brother.
Initially, when I was younger, my mom’s best friend hosted baseball players for the town team that we had during the summer; since I loved baseball my mom wanted us to start hosting players as well. So happens to be, Andrew was the first player that we had. He came into my life when I was nine years old when my parents told me that we had to pick up a “gift” at the airport. Well, when he started to walk down towards us, my dad says to me “here’s your gift, he was too tall to put into a shipping box, so he had to
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Meeting Andrew was one of the best outcomes on my life today. Always being a family oriented guy, being involved in sports, and always being there for me is what makes him my role model today. He continues to inspire me because even though he has some failures in life, he always gets right back up and tries again, even more determined than before. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”-Yogi Berra. This quote really shows Andrew’s perseverance in baseball and life. When he sees opportunities, he takes them, and does it to the best of his ability. His work ethics and mind set encourage me to always give my all, to set goals and reach them. With him in the back of my mind, I will never give up on anything. Andrew Albers is my true role

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