My name is Bryce Stringam. I live in Fillmore, Utah and attend Millard High. However, because Boys Volleyball is not a sanctioned sport in our state, I travel 1.5 hours to play for Lone Peak HS. I graduate in May, 2020, however, I will be available to play as a freshman in the Fall of 2022. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I will defer my eligibility until ‘22 because I have chosen to serve as a missionary for my church for two years before entering college. I think this will be to my ultimate advantage, as well as that of the coaches I play for. I will be two years more mature than most freshman, but with all of my eligibility still available.
I love this game and being on the court is my solace! The greatest influence in my life, has been my family. Without them, I may never have played volleyball. My mom is a former Div I player and she coached and directed Central Utah VC for girls. I was raised as a little “gym rat” while she coached my older sister, and at age 10, I started playing on girls’ teams. I played with girls until age 13. The next season we began to travel to Salt Lake City, which is a 1.5 hour drive one-way, so I could play on the first boys club teams in the state. I have been playing almost year-round ever since. The need to travel long distances has been one of the greatest obstacles for me and my family. During the 2017-18 season, we travelled 4.5 hours to Las Vegas to play for a competitive team there. We travelled in our motorhome to Vegas, and on to Anaheim for tournaments. My family sacrificed a lot for me and my love of the game, and I know they have influenced who I have become. I am thankful.