Growing up in Wilmington, N.C., surrounded by a family deeply rooted in the legacy of UNCW, I have always understood the importance of family and legacy. It's not just about carrying on a name or tradition; it's about honoring those who came before us and paving the way for those who will come after.

My parents, Cami and Keith Bridges, instilled in me from a young age the value of hard work, dedication, and loyalty. They both attended UNCW, as did my grandparents before them. The Seahawk pride runs deep in our family bloodline.

I remember watching my older brother Zachary play for the Seahawks with admiration. He was an inspiration to me growing up - his skill on the field matched only by his character off it. I knew that one day I wanted to follow in his footsteps and make my mark at UNCW.

When I had the opportunity to join the Kettlers baseball team at Cape Cod during college, I felt like I was representing more than just myself. It was an honor to wear that uniform knowing that it carried with it a history of excellence and sportsmanship.

On top of being an athlete, I have also found fulfillment through engaging with fans and followers on social media. Through these platforms, I am able to connect with others who share my passion for sports while also sharing bits of my personal life along the way.

As someone who values family above all else, maintaining strong relationships with loved ones has always been a priority for me. Whether it's spending time with my parents back home or keeping in touch with friends from college days gone by - these connections ground me and remind me where I come from.

Legacy is not something we can take lightly; it is something we must actively cultivate every day through our actions and decisions. As someone pursuing a career in athletics like myself knows well: every game played leaves behind a record - win or lose – but how we conduct ourselves outside competition matters too because character defines true success beyond wins & losses alone.

In conclusion,

Family is everything – they are your support system throughout life’s ups-and-downs, And Legacy isn’t about what you leave behind but rather how you live now Let this be known far-and-wide across generations!