I started playing volleyball in 6th grade, and have loved every second of my volleyball career. Since then, I’ve played club for 4 years as a starting setter, and attended two High Performance A3 camps as both a setter and an outside.
Volleyball has been an important part of my life and has taught me a lot both on and off the court. I’ve learned the importance of teamwork, communication, perseverance, and leadership through my experiences as captain for both club and school. I believe that a good leader is one that not only leads by example but also by humility, so I constantly push myself to be the best that I can be while recognizing that I am just as dependent on my teammates as they are on me. I’ve also realized how simple yet important communication is, as well as how to deal with failure, using it as an opportunity to learn and grow together.
Outside of playing volleyball, I plan on pursuing a career in the STEM field. I am currently attending a Magnet high school whose curriculum focuses on math, science, and computer science. I really enjoy learning new things and challenging myself academically. In the future, I want to go to a college that pushes me both athletically and academically.
For other extracurricular, I’m involved in a lot of volunteer work. I help manage the girls volleyball team every year. This involves helping run drills at every practice, taking stats for each of the players, and keeping score or line judging at every home game. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends and recreational badminton with my family once or twice a week.
I cannot imagine my life without volleyball, and I would be honored to be given the opportunity to direct my talent, work ethic, and character into making a positive impact on your team.