I am playing on the Vanguard Volleyball Club 17-1 Gold team this season (2020-21 club). This is my fourth season playing volleyball. I played middle my first year of club since I was a tall kid. In my second season I learned to play opposite (and some outside) to capitalize on being a lefty. This last season I continued to develop as a more well-rounded player, to include improving my out-of-system game and back row hitting. I think I've come a long way in a short time and am excited to continue to push my game to new levels. Height, length, vert and agility/good footwork from a life of soccer have definitely helped.
I am proud to have represented the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) as a leader on its Boys National Select team for the High Performance Championships in each of my first two years playing club. The highlights of my short volleyball career are finishing 3rd place in the Boys National Select division of HP in 2019 and earning a Nationals Open bid with Vanguard in 2020. My freshman year of high school I was selected first team all-league and second team all-region. I was the only freshman in the state to make first or second team all-region. My sophomore season was canceled, but I was selected first-team all state my junior year. Last year I was selected for the OVR HP team again, but the tournament ended up being canceled due to COVID. Unfortunately, OVR won't be able to send a team to this year's High Performance tournament.
Volleyball is my passion now and I am determined to continue to advance to higher levels of play while also preparing for my adult life by pursuing a degree at a competitive, well-regarded academic institution. I am taking all honors and AP classes, on the Honor Roll, and Academic All-Conference. I recognize my degree will most likely be my key to making a living when I graduate college and am currently thinking about business/finance or a tech/engineering-based career.
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