Zoey Barela ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Vail Christian High School
  • GYPSUM, CO
  • Women's Basketball
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Zoey Barela's Women's Basketball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Basketball at It's Best Ballers
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
110
Age:
16
Prim. Position:
PG
Sec. Position:
SG
Points/Game
7.5
Free Throw %
70
Assists/Game
2
  • 2019 Highlights

Personal Statement

I have always loved sports.  My parents always joked that I could do anything that had a ball.  I grew up playing club soccer and little league softball but loved throwing the football around the yard with my dad.  I also took up skateboarding at an early age.  I didn't start playing basketball until 6th grade when it was offered at my middle school.  I am from a small, Christian school and we don't have a lot of resources for big teams.  Whoever goes out to play, gets to play.  It also doesn't keep consistency for coaches.  I have had 5 coaches in 4 years.  I look forward to consistent leadership.

My greatest memory so far with basketball has been my 8th grade year.  We had 5 people on our team.  2 of the girls had never played the game of basketball before, but we believed in each other.  We ended up going undefeated that year and earning first place.  I am only a sophomore so I know that there are great things ahead but I have had some great experiences in high school as well.  I have learned to step into leadership as a sophomore with our senior leaders graduating last year and a new coaching staff this year.  I consider any time on the court good for experience and with a small school I start the game and play the entire game rather than rest.  

My best characteristic is grit.  Crazy word I know.  Some might say leadership, or work ethic, or skill, or fundamentals.  I have those too, but my parents have instilled grit in me.  It cannot be taught.  It cannot be given.  It is only gained through experience.  It is there when leadership fails or leaves.  It is there while you're shooting the night before a game to clear your head.  It is there when you spend hours working on ball handling, or lifting weights, or learning plays, or watching film, or mentally playing the game in your head on the bus ride to the game.  Grit.  My best characteristic.  Grit can only be gained through experience of using it, like a muscle in the gym.  So in a way I am thankful for many different coaches, small benches, a small school, players who enjoy the sport but may not love it like I do, or being smaller.  All of these things gave me grit that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise if my basketball story had been easier and I had gone to a bigger school with a coach who had a decade of coaching, with girls who tried out, and parents who were 6'0.  :)

 If grit is what you are looking for.  Than I would fit on your team.  


Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2019 Basketball at It's Best Ballers
  • 2018 Basketball At Its Best Ballers (AAU)
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Cynthia Robinson

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • F
  • 8 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Varsity Team as a freshman and Club for 4 years

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Vail Christian High School
State:
COLORADO
Phone:
970-926-3015

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. AP Human Geography AP World History Pre -AP English II
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Student Council Representative

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Statistic 2018 Varsity Te
Points/Game 14
Season High Points 14
Rebounds/Game 6
Assists/Game 4
Steals/Game 3
3 Point FG's 3
Games Played 5
 

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