Growing up, I have always been fascinated by the world of sports. Being the youngest of 3 brothers, I developed a strong sense of competitiveness at an early age. This obsession with winning led me to play a variety of sports including basketball, football, soccer and baseball throughout my childhood. When I was 6 years old I witnessed my first volleyball game and this is where my interest in volleyball was initially sparked. It was a state championship game between my cousin’s high school, St. Joe’s and the high school I would end up attending, St. Peter’s Prep. The fast-paced movement of the game captured my attention and I knew this was a sport that I wanted to pursue. Unfortunately, my hometown did not offer any volleyball programs for boys until high school. My passion for volleyball was ignited when I was first given the chance to play my freshman year of high school. Not only did I play for my high school team, but I joined a club team as well. With little playing experience, I had to work hard for any playing time that I was going to get with either team. Endless hours of workouts, practices, and training paid off when I was placed on my high school’s varsity team as a freshman, and earned a starting spot on the team as a sophomore.
Being involved in sports has led to some of the happiest moments in my life, which is why I am now here explaining my story and attempting to become a collegiate student-athlete. I do not want my volleyball career to come to an end with my high school career as I am driven to see exactly how much I can do in this sport. The continuation of my academic and athletic career at a collegiate level is my goal and I have entirely dedicated myself to achieving it. I understand that being an athlete in college can be a challenge, however, it is one that I am ready to accept. With my combination of academic and athletic ability, competitiveness, and work ethic, I feel that I am confident I will be able to make a positive contribution to your collegiate volleyball program.