The first thing a coach might notice about me is my smile and ability to cheer on every member of the team. My high school coach stated after my Sophomore year at our Volleyball banquet that "Samantha is the true leader of the team". It is the tradition for our high school team to use a senior player as captain of the team so I will be captain this year. During the 4 years of playing Club, I was chosen captain by the coaches for 3 years. I am very serious about playing volleyball and definately dream of playing ball at the college level. I am left-handed which seems to interest some coaches.
I have developed at a much slower rate than many of my peers. I started playing high school ball being 5'4" as a freshman, 5'6" as a sophomore, 5'8" as a junior, and am currently 5'10". My father is 6'6" so, I'm not sure when I will stop. So I began high school playing only a setter but I am currently playing setter and Right-side. I'm very excited for people to see my hitting abilities this year. My last year with Club, I even played a few tournaments at Middle and picked it up well.
I am still up in the air when trying to choose the right college. I am going to major in Elementary Education. I would like the college town to support the college and have many activities available off campus.
I have received many awards throughout high school. Sophomore awards - 2nd team All-Conference, 1st team All-District, & Academic All-State. Junior awards - 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-District, 2nd team All-Region, & Academic All-State.