I am a 6'4" right handed 8th grader (class of 2024) at Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, Tennessee, and play both outside hitter and setter. At the same time, I am also our school basketball team's leading scorer and captain, averaging nearly 20 points per game.
My club team (K2C2 14 Boys) is currently ranked 2nd in the nation according to the AES Power Rankings (behind MB Surf 14’s), and we are 22-0. I am the team captain. This past summer, I qualified for the 15U USAV High Performance A1 Beach team. This was my second year participating in the A1 High Performance program, having qualified in 2018 for both the A1 Indoor and A1 Beach programs. In 2018, I participated in the USAV High Performance A1 National Training Team.
In 2019, my partner and I finished 2nd at the High Performance USAV Beach Championships (Manhattan Beach), and in 2018 we finished 3rd. We also received the gold medal at the AVPFirst Beach National Championships in 2018.
Key national events on the horizon include:
1. Boys Winter Volleyball Championships (Chicago, IL) - January 18-20
2. Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic (St Louis, MO) - February 8-10
3. SRVA Regional Championships (Atlanta, GA) - April 25
4. AAU National Championships (Orlando, FL) - June 19-21
4. USAV Boys Junior National Championships (Reno, NV) - June 27 - July 4
Academically, I continue to maintain a 4.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) while taking a number of challenging college prep courses.
My long-term goal continues to play volleyball in college at a university that is serious about both sports and athletics. Sports analytics, or the use of data and data sciences to advance sports performance is my preferred focus.